The TAZARA Training Centre (TTC) was constructed at the inception of TAZARA, in 1975, for the purpose of equipping In-service staff and new entrants to the Railway Industry with skills required by TAZARA to support its operations.
TTC is situated in Mpika District, in the Muchinga Province of the Republic of Zambia, about 600 Km North-East of Zambia’s Capital City Lusaka, on the Great North Road linking Zambia and Tanzania. The Training Centre is strategically located at TAZARA’s Regional Headquarters in Zambia with accessibility to the vast Workshop engineering facilities which are capable of undertaking almost any kind of engineering works.

TTC has over the years produced graduates in various railway skills who have kept TAZARA running to date. TTC is an internal capacity-building institution without whose existence railway-based training, which is hard to find in the Sub-region, would have been very difficult to keep TAZARA running. Thousands of trainees from Tanzania and Zambia have gone through TTC and are contributing or have contributed to the national development of the two countries.

TTC conducts railway-specific training for:

  • Locomotive Drivers,
  • Station Masters,
  • Station Foremen,
  • Train Guards,
  • Shunters,
  • Pointsmen,
  • Permanent Way (maintenance) Staff),
  • Signaling and Telecommunications Equipment maintenance Staff.

Other Railway Courses offered include:

  • Station Accounting,
  • Train Conductors,
  • Materials Management,
  • Machining and Artisan Courses up to Certificate Levels (plans are underway to upgrade these to Diploma Level).

Over the years, TTC has also diversified training into other fields of management and tailor-made training programs from outside TAZARA such as Diploma in Human Resources Management, Public Relations, Marketing Management, Business Management in conjunction with Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA); ZICA Technician and Licentiate Levels in conjunction with Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA). Others are Diploma in Metal Fabrication, Automotive Mechanics and Power Electrical and Computer Application Skills under TEVETA, as the Institution is now registered with TEVETA.

P.O. BOX T.131
Telephone: +26214 4370406
Fax +26214 4370406
Cell nos. +260976342487, +260976818137;