Kushinga Phikelela Polytechnic is a Technical and Vocational multi-skills training institution. It is wholly owned by the Government of Zimbabwe under the Ministry of Higher Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. The institution offers training in Applied Science, Applied Arts, Engineering, Business Studies and Management Studies. Students who enroll with the institution acquire technical skills at National Certificate, National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels.
Within the Applied Science Discipline, the institution currently offers training in Horticulture, Environmental Health, Science Technology, and Water and Sanitation Management. In the Engineering Department, the institution offers technical training in Fabrication, Construction and Automotive Engineering. Business Studies Department trains prospective students in Accounting Studies and Banking and Finance.
The Management Department trains Health Services, Marketing, Micro Enterprise, Transport, and Purchasing & Supply Management. The Polytechnic is actively involved in Research and Development programmes. The Institution participates in influential research and development platforms, such as, the Research and Intellectual Outputs, Science, Engineering and Technology (RIO-SET) and the Tertiary Education Sports Association of Zimbabwe (TESAZ).
In addition to these, the Polytechnic excels in various sporting disciplines which facilitates a holistic technical training environment. Students participate in campus Clubs, for example, Athletics, Chess, Debate, Public Speaking, the Writers Club to name a few. These activities are key in building critical life skills for the Institutions’ graduates in Technical and Vocational Education through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Institution also promotes training in Adult and Continuing Education through the Further Education Certificate and Diploma programs on a Block Release mode of study. We are in the process of introducing Auto electrics, Civil Engineering and Tourism and Hospitality.