Spear Motors Apprenticeship Training Centre
The Spear Motors Training Centre is a private educational institution located within the Spear Motors Complex on Plot M428 Nakawa Jjinja Road and is currently fully supported by the parent company, Spear Motors Limited, on a cost-sharing basis. Occasional support from Daimler AG in Stuttgart Germany and subsidies from German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) have been extended to it.
The Training Centre acquired recognition from the Ministry of Education and Sports with registration number PCS/S/99 and centre number UT087 from the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). The centre is classified both as Technical and Vocational Educational Institution.
The courses offered are:
- A two-year non-residential full-time course leading to the award of Motor Vehicle Technicians’ Certificate Part I (MVT I) and a Certificate in Automotive Mechanics offered by the Centre, based on curriculum of Training in contact with Daimler Ag Stuttgart.
- A one year non-residential full-time course leading to the award of Motor Vehicle Technicians’ Certificate Part II (MVT II) and a Certificate in Automotive Mechanics Part II.
- A blending course of ICT has been introduced to enable the Trainees' fluency in the Computer world as regards to the modern diagnostics of the automotive repairs. A recognised certificate of Competency may be prepared for those at the end of the course by Spear Motors Training Centre. Emphasis on manipulation of Linux Systems (Open Source Software) is being fostered.
At the end of the course, the Graduands are fully equipped with both theory and practical technical competencies to enable them compete favourably in the dynamic motor industry. Students sit for final Internal and External UNEB Examinations for the respective courses. Successful Candidates acquire Certificates of competency to handle the dynamic world of the automotive era.