Many different professions are taught at our school

What you can learn at St. Konrad Vocational School

The school’s principal is Father Dr. Pastor Mpora. He represents the school externally. His deputy is the vice principal and manages the school in everyday life. He is assisted by a Board of Governors (BOG) with 11 members as his supreme supervisory body.

The Secondary School (SEC) is headed by the headmaster and the Vocational School (VOC) by the headmaster. There is also a Treasurer, a Dean of Studies, the Teachers’ Council, the Parents-Teachers’ Council and the Students’ Council. The school is run by the diocese in Kabale, Uganda.

Access to the school is possible for young people of all denominations and for young women and men. The education is based on the abilities and interests of the pupils. Thus the young women are also trained in “typical” male occupations.

Every year about 250 pupils, from about 30 teachers, are taken to secondary school and introduced to various crafts. In the following 2 – 3 years they can be trained as tailors, carpenters, bricklayers, carpenters, water plumbers or farmers. With this degree, the pupils can then attend university.

The following professions can be learned at St. Konrad
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1. Bricklayer & Building Practice
A bricklayer is a building craftsman whose core activity is the construction of masonry. The bricklayer is the main craftsman of the building shell. For this reason, he usually carries out concrete, reinforced concrete, screed and plaster work as well as waterproofing and drainage for smaller construction projects.
2. Installation, Plumbing, Welding and Metalwork Fabrication
The plumber’s job is mainly to cover roof surfaces, facades and chimneys with sheet metal and to install rain gutters. The required components are partly produced by hand or by machine. Further tasks are the production and assembly of fitting parts from metal profiles, thin sheets and plastics for pipes, ducts and ventilation equipment, as well as the maintenance and repair of plumbing products.
3. Agriculture & Farming
Healthy foods are in vogue. Whether fruit and vegetables from the weekly market, milk from farmers or meat and eggs from the region, the demand for organically grown products is rising. Farmers are meeting this demand because they produce environmentally friendly agricultural and livestock products. In your training as a farmer you will learn how animals are fed, how to operate agricultural machinery, which quality controls have to be observed and what has to be observed when sowing, fertilising and harvesting.
4. Knitting & Tailoring
As part of your training, you will develop technical documentation and instructions for work preparation and production. You also calculate the production costs. After each production stage, you evaluate the work results and take quality assurance measures. You will learn how to set up, operate and monitor machines and systems, as well as different process technologies in the production areas of cutting, sewing, ironing and goods control.
6. Electricians
Electricians help design, develop, test, manufacture, install, and repair electrical and electronic equipment such as communication equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and computers. They may be employed in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment. Electricians may also work as sales workers or field representatives for manufacturers, wholesalers, or retailers giving advice on the installation, operation, and maintenance of complex equipment and may write specifications and technical manuals.