NATIONAL HANDCRAFT TRAINING CENTRE
The National Handcraft Training Centre is situated at the Ezulwini valley next to Codec. It lies in the valley close to the hotels: Royal Villas, Lugogo Sun, Royal Swazi Hotel and Casino and now the five star hotel that is still under construction. The training center was started with the cooperation between the Republic of China on Taiwan (R.O.C) and the Kingdom of Swaziland in 1973. At the time it was known as the Ezulwini Development Center.
To empower young Swazi students and adults with handcraft skills for self employment and creation of jobs to uplift the economy of the country.
NHTC DEPARTMENTS & PROGRAMMES
1. METALWORK DEPARTMENT
- Health and Safety
- Arc and Gas welding
- Graphics Software (AutoCAD)
- Small Engine Repair
- Window Frames and Burglar Proofing
- Iron Worker
- Pipe Welder
- Mechanic, Fitter, Rigger
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Machine Tool Setter
- Painting & Drawing
- Wood and Stone Carving
- Studio Production Ceramist
- Ceramic Designer
- Craft Person
- Work in Art Galleries as Curators
- Electrician/Electrical Technician
- Electrical wireman
- Information Technology - 6 Months
- Computer Technician
- Data entry officer
- Sewing - Level 1 and Level 2
- Metalwork - Grade 3
- Electrical Domestics - Grade 3
- Plumbing Installation – Grade 3
Currently the course fees will be based on the particular needs for each department as the cost of training materials differs from each department. This will be communicated to those aspiring prospective students.
Application forms are available from September for February intake
Hostels are available but space is limited for both males and females. Hostel fees will be communicated to those interested for boarding.