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Zambia Invests in Future Manufacturing Leaders

16 promising individuals bid farewell yesterday as they embarked on a transformative journey to the Production Technologies Association of South Africa (PtSA) Centre of Excellence in tooling.

This initiative, a collaborative effort between PtSA, Teveta Zambia, and ZAM, signifies a pivotal moment in Zambia’s drive towards industrialization.

Over the course of 4.5 years in South Africa, these students will hone their skills in tooling, with the aim of becoming experts in Tool, Die, and Mould (TDM) technology.

Upon their return, they will play a crucial role in training others in Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) colleges, contributing to the growth and innovation of Zambia’s manufacturing sector.

Mrs. Muntanga Lindunda, CEO of ZAM, emphasized the vital role of TDM expertise in enhancing efficiency, competitiveness, and productivity in the manufacturing sector.

This investment in the 16 students represents a shared commitment to reshaping Zambia’s narrative for TDM and manufacturing, paving the way for a brighter future.

TDM training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to design, create, and maintain tools, dies, and moulds, essential components in various industries such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and medical spaces.

Hon. Felix Mutati, Minister of Technology and Science, underscored the urgent need to reduce import dependency by developing local expertise in TDM.

He highlighted how Zambia’s reliance on imports has hindered its ability to effectively utilize raw materials, perpetuating a cycle of dependency. The minister emphasized the necessity for change and self-sufficiency in manufacturing.

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