Don Bosco Technical College is Catholic Tertiary Educational Institution which seeks to provide for the youth.
Training in professional trades by availing an institution that has: equipped workshops, highly competent staff (trainers) and source scholarship for the marginalised students in need, so as to develop their own start-up business enterprises.
Above all the institution seeks to provide human formation so that the graduates are moulded into responsible and productive members of the community. Hence the motto “Good Christians. Skilful Citizens”.
Our Core Values are:
Committing to excellence and high standards in education and encouraging innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Encouraging the personal and professional growth of individuals and their routes to employment in a professional environment.
Building partnership among locally and internationally stakeholders so as to enhance decision making and implementation of ideas and processes.
Ensuring fiscal responsibilty, accountability, and corporate social responsibilty.
To be a model school of life that educate and evangelise the youth thorugh the gospel of Jesus Christ, channelling goodness and wisdom in their hearts.
Why Don Bosco Technical College
Don Bosco Technical College doesn’t only offer quality education, it also offers education which is affordable even to those who are not financially stable. We accept installments in payment of fees.
Only Technical College in Matebeleland North
As Don Bosco is in the hub of tourism district it is the only Technical College in Matebeleland North, it is one of the few colleges that offers Wildlife Management courses in Zimbabwe.
With the needed equipment for each program available, the college allows students to go for industrial attachment at any desired company.
Conducive Learning Environment
At Don Bosco there is a low teacher to student ratio (students get more personal attention from lecturer).
Don Bosco Technical College also offers a boarding facility for boys.
Human Christian Environment
As a Christian faith community, the school prepares and equips students to be life-long learners who are dedicated men and women of faith and integrity, committed to leading successful lives of distinguished service and social justice.
How it began
Since 2007, DBTC has proven its commitment to excellence, learning and Christian values. The college opened its doors to students in 2007, first offering short courses in Clothing, Computers and Building Studies. A delegation led by Fr Chester Lenczuk, Mr Clement Ndlovu, set out to find how they could affiliate the fledgling college with the Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education.
After visiting Bulawayo Polytechnic, the team solicited for assistance from Ethekweni institution just outside Bulawayo, where they got essential information including the best courses they could start offering. An application was made to the Ministry of Education through the department of Curriculum Research & Development (CRED). On 21st July 2008 , a letter was received from the Ministry granting the institution to start operating as a registered college, under the Manpower Planning Development Act Ch 28:02.
Subsequently the college was granted the Centre Number (915) , which is also the college registration number on 28th May 2008, after touring the impressive new facilities which were constructed by the Salesians of Don Bosco. November of 2008 saw the first HEXCO Examination candidates sitting for the three disciplines, Brick & Block Laying, Clothing Technology and Information Technology.
Prior to this new found accreditation with HEXCO, the institution had successfully registered with the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) , to offer ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence). To this date the college is still the only accredited training and exam centre of ICDL in the whole of Mat North Province.