2018 Bursaries Awarded at Nortec

The 2018 academic year has started on a fantastic note for at least 860 NORTEC students and prospective learners. At the time when many youths are facing growing obstacles to accessing quality tertiary education, GRZ has given a lifeline to hundreds of young people.
At Northern Technical College the bursary boon has come in threefold, namely:
1) Skills Development Fund sponsorship
2) Support to Science, Technology and Education project
3) GRZ bursary
Through the use of Skills Development Fund GRZ has undertaken to train hundreds of less privileged youths in trades which will enable them acquire abilities to be employed or venture into self-employment. This programme, which has been ongoing since 2016, is expected to recruit 3 cohorts in the year 2018. Already the first cohort comprising 125 students is set to start the training in February/March 2018.
The Support to Science, Technology and Education Project (SSTEP) is a joint venture involving GRZ and the African Development Bank (ADB). This year, the programme has entered its fourth year, having already trained over 600 youths in various technical skills. Some of the graduates of the programme have been employed by mines such as Kalumbila and Kansanshi while many others are engaged in self-employment.
In 2018, about 420 youths have been recruited at NORTEC under SSTEP to either study craft or trade test level I courses.
Meanwhile GRZ through the Ministry of Higher Education has awarded 380 NORTEC continuing students bursaries in January 2018. The beneficiary students