Target Groups

The training programmes at MELTC are designed for technical and non-technical officials in Ministries and local government (road engineers and technicians, labour, gender, community and environment officers, as well as policy makers.

District Technical Staff Training

Labour-based Contract Management for Engineers

The training develops the Engineers knowledge, skills and attitude needed to mobilize human and local resources for the rehabilitation and maintenance of infrastructure in a manner responsive to the concerns of environment, gender, labour, health and safety including HIV/AIDS, etc aspects for a sustainable development

Labour-based Contract Management for Supervisors

The training center helps to develop and equip the technicians and supervisors in the road (construction) industry with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to enable them to support the engineers; prepare contract documents, identify projects and make of appropriate technology choice to be used, monitor, evaluate and report progress of work during implementation, etc.

Labour-based Contract Management for Road Inspectors Training

As the road Inspectors are responsible for the day-to-day inspection of the construction sites, the center helps to develop skills, knowledge and attitude in managing productivities, quality control, daily work planning, compliance to gender, health and safety, environmental concerns, etc.

Non-technical courses, Workshops and Seminars

Infrastructure development calls for a participatory and transparency in the planning and implementation at all levels from social, economic and environmental.

MELTC helps to enlighten these non-technical district staffs and politicians on their roles and responsibilities, impart necessary skills and discuss the mechanism of their participation to ensure that environment, gender, labour, human rights, health and workplace safety issues are addressed in the overall road improvement and maintenance. All these are aimed at providing an enabling environment for sustainable infrastructure development and maintenance.

Contractor Managers Training

The Contractor Managers are enlightened on the potential benefits of labour-based technology and to identify LBRW resources and operations for a sustainable contracting business.

Forepersons and Assistant Forepersons Training

The site supervisors are the key contractor personnel. MELTC mentors them to; master the labour-based road works terminologies and techniques, operations and their sequences, construction materials and their correct handling procedures, apply the appropriate labour-based work methods, etc.

Consultancy Firms Training (TSU) (engineers and technicians)

MELTC helps builds capacity of the technical support units, which offer technical expertise to a group of districts.

TOT on Routine Road Maintenance (RMM) Contract

MELTC trains engineers and senior technicians both from public and private organizations thorough; introducing an interactive practical approach to training in road maintenance, introducing basic principles of routine road maintenance, gaining familiarity, knowledge and skills in RRM contracting, etc.

Non-governmental organisations

MELTC helps in the training of engineers and technicians from non-governmental organizations involved in road works and other innovative designs.

International Training courses for Engineers and Supervisors

Most developing countries are widely adopting employment intensive methods and other innovations to solve the problem of unemployment and poverty for sustainable development. The use of labour-based methods for infrastructure development requires specialized skills, knowledge and attitude that are not common. MELTC has the capacity to provide these requirements.

MELTC has adequate capacity in terms of resources personnel and physical facilities to conduct international courses for engineers and supervisors with close collaboration with ILO.

Community Access Innovations (CARS)

MELTC helps in the training of engineers and technicians both from public and private organizations in innovative designs like footbridges, ladders, footsteps, etc on non-motorised access aimed at improving connectivity between isolated communities.

Model road Practical Training

To strengthen the trainee understanding and application of the appropriate technology the center operates a training model training road that is usually within its proximity. The site is particularly important for training in effective work organization. It also helps mentor the trainee on the real world site conditions as it covers a wide range of activities that the trainees shall be expected to encounter in the field.

Trial contract Outreach Support

MELTC provides outreach support services to the trainees in the respective districts or place of business location. The trainees are required to demonstrate ability to produce good quality work meeting the set standards by the Ministry of Works and Transport. The center at this stage evaluates the trainees with other independent assessors and successful trainees are awarded certificates.

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