Kaguvi Vocational Training Centre (VTC) will next year introduce a dairy production management course that is set to transform the institute into a dairy business unit and improve milk production in the Midlands province.

This was said by Kaguvi principal Mr Pearson Ndoro at the institute’s 15th graduation and prize giving ceremony.

Following the donation of 20 dairy cows, equipment and refurbishment of their once dilapidated dairy centre by a Kwekwe-based dairy company, Kaguvi Training Centre will introduce a dairy training programme next year.

The programme is aimed at improving knowledge and skill in the sector as well as increase milk production in the country.

Speaking on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony, Mr Ndoro said the donation by Dendairy company and the new dairy training programme will transform the VTC into a dairy business unit as they also intend to value add their milk products.

He also bemoaned lack of farm machinery and irrigation equipment which he said are very essential for their agriculture courses.

Dendairy managing director Darren Cortzee encouraged those who want to be professionals within farming to acquire requisite skills for success in the sector.

Four hundred and forty-seven students graduated at Kaguvi   VTC in various disciplines under the theme: ‘Training for Empowerment through Entrepreneurship’.