Northern Technical College (NORTEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Spruceland Technologies Group Limited to train more than 1,000 people in weighbridge operation, certification and accreditation.
NORTEC acting Principal Martin Kasonso expressed optimism that the MOU would see qualified and certified operators and technicians operating weighbridges. Speaking during the signing ceremony Mr. Kasonso added that the trainees will not only have skill enhancement but certification and approval. He further stated that the operators would be trained at full capacity with NORTEC assuming responsibility ensuring that quality training takes place. Mr. Kasonso said the trainees were assured of better certification and recognition as they would be given documentation to prove their skills.
‘’There are a lot of people with skills that need enhancement through training. Mr. Phiri stated that the MOU was not only a plus for his organization but also to the trainees as this was an opportunity for many weighbridge operators to enhance their skills. Mr. Phiri said that their core mandate was to ensure that many young people were given employment as they had a lot of skills adding that the project was important as it was part of the firm’s strategic plan’’, said Dingiswayo Phiri, Spruceland Technologies Group Limited Chief Executive Officer.
Zambia Metrology Agency (ZMA) who has been mandated to monitor the project in terms of standards, compliance, and accreditation pledged to build the full capacity during the period of the implementation of the program.
Northern Regional Manager Michael Nsefu said that it was gratifying to see creativity happening as NORTEC was a credible institution that had trained and was still training many people most employed by reputable organizations. Dr. Nsefu said the goodwill from this network formed among the three partners would see footprints of fruition.