National Sugar Institute (NSI) is one of the best and leading vocational institution in the country engaged in training of technical artisans and technicians. It was officially opened on 8th August 1981 with the aim of imparting skills to trainees in cane production, harvesting, sugar processing, sugar factory engineering, farm machinery and implement engineering, basic crafts and general management skills.
The NSI is located in Kilombero district in Morogoro region. It is situated about 157 km from Morogoro town, 350 km from Dar es Salaam. The Institute is closely sandwitched by Kidatu National Grid Hydropower,
Kilombero Sugar Factory, Udzungwa Natural Forest Reserve and Sanje Water Falls.
National sugar Institute has a fine reputation for its wide range of vocational and specialized skills courses that are available to answer specific training needs. NSI embraces different field of study in engineering
- Civil and Electronic Engineering
- Auto mobile engineering and driving
- Laboratory technology
- Production of sugar cane and processing
- Small scale sugar production technology
Long (regular) and short training programmes offered by NSI enable participants to develop necessary skills to meet the challenges of new and appropriate technology and reap the reward of participating in present and future industrial development both at national and international levels.
Short course: One to two weeks or three months
Long course: Six to twelve months.
Long Courses for the Year 2005/2006