Integrated Mine Technical Training Programme (IMTT)
In recognition of the growing mining industry and the apparent lack of the necessary skills, the Chamber has adopted the Integrated Mine Technical Training (IMTT). The general observation is that the post VETA and full Technician Certificate (FTC) qualifications are not aligned with the skills and knowledge competencies required by the highly technical mining operations, hence the dire need to consider ways to upgrade to such training to meet the growing demand in terms of practicality, academic and facilities requirements.
The project concept aims at addressing the ever-increasing need to satisfy the demand for artisan cadre in the growing mineral industry to ensure that they are industry ready. The programme also allows a competency-based promotion within the ranks and producing 21st century artisans.
The integrated Mine Technical Programme (IMTT) has been designed to ensure highest quality training standards, employee development, national and international accreditation and establish representative Management Council. This will essentially consist of primary representatives; secondary representatives will be; artisanal mining, Private sector, industry and works, agriculture and foreign college representatives.
In carrying out this project two institutions have been identified:
- The Arusha Technical College (NACTE) will be the Centre of Theoretical Excellence due to its many attributes; good location, conducive environment, good access, high discipline and good management.
- The Moshi VETA College has been designated the Centre of practical Excellence with attributes similar to those on the Arusha Technical College,