TRIDI, the most practical agriculture institute, leads in the national skills competition 

Kampala, April 28, 2023: Tropical Institute of Development Innovations (TRIDI), one of the most practical agriculture institutes in Uganda has bagged the prestigious award.

TRIDI emerged as the 1st Runner-up Exhibitor during the first National TVET Skills Exhibition held at Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT), Nakawa.

The two-day event was held from April 26th -27 2023 under the theme: “Innovate and Create the Sustainable Future.”

The skills exhibition was aimed at sensitizing the public to embrace practical, technical, and vocational skills education as an attractive and visible career option.

On that same development, TRIDI has since endeavoured to impart a lot of hands-on skills to its trainees in various fields such as sericulture and its value chain, coffee value addition, Journalism and Communication, fashion and design; applied chemistry, machine fitting, and engineering.

TRIDI has challenged the limit by having a paradigm shift in giving girls the opportunity to pursue courses where men are dominant in.

Some of the products exhibited include coffee and wine under applied Chemistry, Sericulture value chain, and its products.

The Sericulture value chain refers to the various activities involved in the production and processing of silk, from the cultivation of mulberry trees to the production of finished silk products.

In Uganda, TRIDI is the leading implementer of Sericulture projects and has enhanced and elevated practical agricultural and environmental skills in the country through various unique innovations.

The Chief Guest of the opening ceremony was the First Lady Janet Museveni who’s the Minister of Education and Sports. In her speech delivered by Dr John C. Muyingo, State Minister for Higher Education, she encouraged the youth to engage in the various avenues availed by the government of Uganda to access skills for growth and development.

She further castigated individuals who have made it a habit to belittle TVET and yet this is the avenue where Uganda is reaping big from.

Dr Muyingo applauded the level of creativity and innovation displayed which, according to him, demystifies the notion that trainees who join TVET are inferior or of low grade.

“With this exhibition, I can confirm that it is majorly TVET that fulfils the four pillars of education i.e. Learning to know, learning to do, learning to be, and learning to live with others, the negative attitude towards TVET must end!” He emphasized.

Dr John Muyingo visiting a TRIDI stall showcasing different products. Courtesy photo.

Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is responsible for policy, financing, licensing of private institutions, regulation & accreditation of TVET training and education.

It performs its functions in collaboration with the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), the Directorate of Education Standards and several sector skills councils and professional bodies.

The Chief Guest during the closing ceremony was the First Deputy Prime Minister who also doubles as the Minister for East African Community Affairs, Rebbecca Kadaga Alitwala who later awarded the participants.

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