Knowledge-based economy: Setting up of three Polytechnics campuses
Government has taken note of developments in the setting up of Polytechnics that would provide work-ready diploma holders of high quality to spearhead the development of the country into a knowledge-based and skills-driven country.
Three campuses’ buildings are currently under construction at Réduit, Montagne Blanche and Pamplemousses to house the Polytechnics.
Courses that would be offered in the Polytechnics are:
Middle Management, ICT and ICT-related fields (Réduit);
Tourism, and Hotel Management, including cruise tourism (Montagne Blanche); and
Health care for nurses, technicians and trained personnel in the medical field, especially in the maintenance of sophisticated medical equipment (Pamplemousses).
Moreover, in the first phase of the Polytechnics’ project, fast-track programmes would be offered as follows:
Diploma in Business Information Systems, and Diploma in Internet Security (Réduit);
Diploma in Events Management, and Diploma in Destination Marketing (Montagne Blanche); and
Diploma in Public Health Education, and Diploma in Sports and Recreation (Pamplemousses).
The Polytechnics would establish strategic partnerships with local industry as well as foreign leading Polytechnic systems.