The President has officially launched the Management Training Bureau in Masasa.
The institution focuses on four key pillars of management training namely Business, Strategy and Leadership; Entrepreneurship; ICT and Innovation management as well as International Business Languages and Diplomacy.
President Mnangagwa said the commissioning of the national strategic institution should therefore give impetus to the new training and skills development mandate.
He challenged the institution to ignite strategies conceptual approaches to the nation’s national development discourse and agenda.
“Furthermore, the research and innovation culture unleashed under the Second Republic must permeate, across the entire education system with our local reality and global perspectives in mind,” he said.
“My Government has underscored the need to increase national production and productivity and this is only possible if we develop a manpower base that suit those demands,” said President Mnangagwa.
The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development clarified its role in national economic development through relevant manpower development.
The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira said, “Zimbabwe will be vulnerable, weak, unresponsive to global demands and uncompetitive if we as Government do not reinvent our education system to suit the demands of a modern economy.”
Funded by Treasury and ZimDEF, the Management Training Bureau’s rebranding will broaden its knowledge and skills required by a modern economy that Zimbabwe aspires to become.
With Zimbabwe facing critical skills shortage in some key sectors, the newly upgraded MTB is now fit for purpose to bridge that skills gap and the commission of the national strategic institution is critical in modernising and industrialising the economy to attain Vision 2030 of an upper middle-income economy.