Gweru Polytechnic embraces Zim-Asset
GWERU Polytechnic, a top tertiary institution in the Midlands Province, has fully embraced the country’s economic blueprint, Zim-Asset by ensuring that courses offered have a strong bias on industrial development which ultimately culminates in socio-economic empowerment.
The institution offers Technical and Vocational Education. The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development’s thrust centres on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
“As such, courses offered by Gweru Polytechnic are tailored to be STEM compliant and inevitably provide a platform for development. Over the recent years the institution has also witnessed an unprecedented enrolment growth in the Technical Teacher Education Programme which promotes growth of technical skills in Secondary Schools. Subsequently the imparted technical skills enable entrepreneurial skills development among the youth thus economic growth,” read a statement from the Gweru-based college.
Gweru Polytechnic will be exhibiting at this year’s edition of the Midlands Show which starts today.
The show will be held under the theme: “Enhancing Economic Growth in a Dynamic Environment”.
Visit the Gweru Poly stand for detailed information on a range of full-time and part-time courses in Engineering, Education and Training, Applied Arts and Sciences, Information Science and Technology, and Commerce. Also on display from the various Departments is a variety of exciting innovations from students.
The college’s Engineering Division has a range of recent innovations in the Automotive, Electrical and Mechanical departments which include the Solar Powered Incubator and the treadle water pump. The Cosmetology Section will be showcasing exotic and fabulous manicures, pedicures, facial massages and hair dos. The Clothing Section also has a range of unique modern and ethnic wear on display. Gweru Polytechnic’s Tourism and Hospitality Management Section is showcasing an assortment of dishes. Commerce Division The Division comprises departments; The Department of Business Studies Offering the following courses; Banking and Finance Accountancy The Department of Management Studies Offering the following courses; the following Human Resources Management Purchasing and Supply Management Marketing Management Transport Management The Department of Secretarial Studies Offering the following course; Secretarial Studies Engineering Division This Division comprises three departments namely; Automotive Department Motor Vehicle Body Repair Motor Mechanics Auto-electrics and Electronics Diesel Plant Fitting Motor Vehicle Technology Mechanical Department Offering the following courses; Plant Engineering Fabrication Engineering Machine shop Engineering Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Production Engineering Construction Engineering Drafting and Designing Technology Diesel Plant Fitting Electrical Department Offering the following courses; Electrical Power Engineering Electronic Communication Systems Instrumentation and Control The Automatic Dipping Circuit This is a vehicle automatic dipping circuit which senses light from other vehicles at a minimum distance of 100 metres and automatically dips its light. The system is user friendly as some drivers forget to dip lights when passing other vehicles at night thus reducing the risks of accidents. Applied Arts and Sciences Department Offering the following courses; Tourism and Hospitality Management Cosmetology Industrial Clothing Design and Construction The Department of Information Science and Technology Offers the following courses; Information Technology (IT) Records Management and Science Library and Information Science The Division of Education and Training and Strategic Studies
The Division was established to fulfil the Polytechnic’s mandate to pass on pedagogical techniques to technically qualified personnel to become teachers and lecturers.
The Division is made up of two Departments namely; The Department of Education and Training The Department of Strategic Studies The Department offers the following programmes;
HEXCO Pre-service and In-service lecturer training
University of Zimbabwe full time Technical Teacher Training Innovations in the Department The Division together with the Department of Electrical Engineering have pioneered a new subject, Domestic Appliances Servicing and Repair in the secondary school curricula. The subject equips pupils with foundational skills to maintain and repair domestic appliances. Information
Motor Mechanics students’ working on a vehicle in the Automotive Workshop