About Uganda Technical College UTC Elgon
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The Uganda Technical College UTC Elgon
Uganda Technical College Elgon (UTC Elgon) is a Government Tertiary Institution, located in Eastern Uganda,providing technical education training at Diploma and Certificate level to the community from North-eastern and Eastern, in addition to the population from the rest of Uganda and in the East and Central African Region. It is about 14 kms on Mbale – Budadiri road, at the foot of Mt. Elgon.
History of UTC Elgon
UTC Elgon was founded in 1931 as a Technical School, Artisan Training Centre, to train First World War veterans in technical skills. After a long time of existence, it was later elevated to Elgon Technical Institute in 1972 to offer Technical Certificate Courses in Engineering Craft programmes.
In 1984, it was upgraded to a Tertiary Institution, Uganda Technical College, to offer Diploma Courses in engineering fields, in addition to the Craft courses. The College has attained competence in training of students to diploma level, and it is planned that it transforms into a Polytechnic between 2010 and 2016.
The vision of UTC Elgon is to be a center of Excellency in the provision and dissemination of knowledge and skills that contribute to the production of an all round individual in Engineering, Science and Technology.
To enable trainees acquire appropriate knowledge and skills in Engineering, Science and Technology, and similar fields of training aimed at producing competent graduates who will be able to contribute towards individual and national development.
i. Efficiency, effectiveness and freedom of thought as a key to a meaning full academic and practical excellence.
ii. Initiative and creativity as a way forward for self motivated staff and student that will be able to contribute to personal and other persons’ development.
iii. Responsible staff and students who tolerate divergent ideas, and are transparent and accountable in all spheres of life.
iv. Self-esteem, integrity, ethical behavior, well-behaved students ready to live to the challenges of the world of work.
v. Promotion of research and consultancy, to promote staff professionalism and promote the participation of students in various projects to broaden their knowledge in their fields of specialization.
vi. Community Services participation
vii. Equal opportunities for all regardless of race, religion, sex or physical capability.