Bandari College was established in 1980 to serve the needs of Tanzania Seaports. It offers training in the field of Operational Clerks, Equipment Operators and Operations Supervisory.
It also provides Vocational Education Training in Engineering. It is estimated that over 95% of the workforce in the port and maritime sub-sector were trained at the College.
Following the enactment of the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE’s Act No. 9 of 1997), the BC made a major shift of focus and thus developed and started implementing Certificate and Diploma courses under NACTE. In other words, port productivity improvement and Vocational Education Training (VET) courses have been abandoned.
While the BC conducts courses that are relevant to the port and maritime sub-sector (Shipping and Port Management; and Engineering Maintenance Management); it started offering general courses off the core business such as “Diploma in Marketing and Public Relations”.