Star Professional College unveils revamped vocational and technical courses

On 26 September 2023 at 08:16

Star Professional College has announced its relaunch with an enhanced range of vocational and technical courses. Under the umbrella of the esteemed Goodrich Business Group, the college, situated within the Matheus House building in the vibrant City of Kigali, is dedicated to empowering students with the skills required to excel in the competitive labor market.

Its curriculum now encompasses an array of medical courses, including Reflexology, Massage Therapy, Gym and Fitness Instruction, as well as comprehensive courses in Film Making and Television Production, spanning durations of three to six months.

With a belief that equipping students with the necessary tools and hands-on experience is pivotal to their success in vocational and technical fields, the school has invested in state-of-the-art equipment and emphasizes practical skill development to ensure students are well-prepared for real-world challenges.

Dr. Francis Habumugisha, CEO of Goodrich Group, shed light on the college’s inception, explaining that it was born out of a pressing need for improved skills in the industry.

"We noticed a deficit in the quality of services provided by professionals in these fields. Many massage therapists, whether in healthcare facilities or hospitality establishments, lacked the fundamental knowledge needed to perform their roles effectively.

Our approach begins with imparting a strong foundation in the human body’s structure and function, laying the groundwork for our specialized courses," he remarked.

In the realm of film making and video production, Dr. Habumugisha emphasized the college’s commitment to excellence.

"We have equipped our students with modern equipment and offer them hands-on experience at our company’s television station, Goodrich TV. This practical exposure ensures that they graduate with the relevant skills and competencies demanded by the industry.

For instance, the shortage of control room technicians in Rwanda led us to provide this knowledge, ensuring that our graduates are readily employable both domestically and internationally."

Patra Omamo, Director of Star Professional College, emphasized that these courses are not restricted to individuals with prior educational backgrounds in the field but are open to anyone eager to expand their knowledge and acquire new skills.

The college has bolstered its resources for both medical and film-related programs, employing expert instructors trained by the International Therapeutics Examination Council (ITEC London).

Omamo highlighted the college’s international connections, stating, "Through our collaboration with ITEC London, students at Star Professional College can earn international degrees and even pursue further education abroad."

Registration for courses beginning in October 2023 is currently open. With a capacity to accommodate over 100 students, aspiring individuals are invited to join us on a journey of skill acquisition and professional growth at Star Professional College.