NCT gets 1.2bn/- from Treasury for capacity building of personnel

25Jan 2022
Beatrice Philemon
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
NCT gets 1.2bn/- from Treasury for capacity building of personnel

IN a bid to improve service delivery in the tourism and hospitality industry, the government has given National College of Tourism 1.2bn/-to train manpower from eight regions of the country.

National College of Tourism CEO, Dr Shogo Mlozi speaks at a past event.

NCT’s CEO, Dr Shogo Mlozi said in Dar es Salaam during the first convocation of the college that through Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Treasury has provided the money to build capacity of manpower in tourism value chain.

Dr Mlozi told stakeholders who included Tanzania Confederation of Tourism that the training will be offered in Mbeya,  Mtwara, Njombe, Mara, Lindi,  Ruvuma, Iringa and Mwanza regions. “To begin with, we will provide capacity-building training to tourism and hospitality industry in February in all regions,” she said.

The NCT chief executive noted that the training will help equip hospitality and tourism personnel with skills to provide quality high services to customers’ especially foreign tourists who come to Tanzania on holiday or medical services.

“The training will also focus on how to combat the coronavirus which is still ravaging the world with adverse economic impact in many countries including Tanzania,” she noted adding that the college will also expand its Arusha Campus to accommodate more students.

“With over 50 years of operations, we are committed to offer high quality training to those who wish to take up lucrative jobs in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry,” Dr Mlozi added while revealing that NCT offers Ordinary Diploma course in Travel and Tourism Operations, Hospitality Management, Event Management and Tour Guiding plus Culinary Art.

Seconding her boss, NCT’s Tutor, Domina Moshi called upon students studying at the college to have passionate of the job and not only think about money earned as tips from tourists because such incentives come with better service delivery.

“Here at the college, we help you to gain more skills and confidence to deliver the best in services but you need passion of the job also,” Moshi advised while challenging the students to keep on learning regularly as the world of hospitality is changing rapidly.