Currently vocational training is not popular among Ugandan youth. It is mostly regarded inferior compared to a university degree. A change in thinking is needed. Uganda doesn't only rely on doctors and lawyers. Good welders, carpenters, electricians and others are as vital to the development of a country such as this. In general, these vocations provide more employment opportunities and the option of becoming self-employed.
Skilling Uganda firmly believes in the need for a paradigm shift. BTC in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports are working with 5 technical colleges in the Western region of the country; and 2 colleges in Karamoja – northern Uganda to become Centers of Excellence. This will spread a positive image for vocational training skills and will boost the number of young girls and boys being trained in the skills they want to acquire. This effort is funded by the Belgian Government, Irish Government and the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF).