The Grain Marketing Board Training Centre is registered under the Zimbabwe Manpower Planning and Development Act (Chapter 28:02) with a mandate to: “Provide post-harvest management courses, management development courses and consultancy services in an endeavor to bridge the skills gap of various management levels in in GMB and related sectors in Zimbabwe and beyond.” The Centre is located in Aspindale, Lonchnivar next to the GMB Aspindale Depot and is accessible from all directions of the City.
Training and Continuous Professional Development
Training and Continuous Professional Development courses can be offered both onsite and offsite and are tailor made to meet specific customer requirements.
Our core course cover the whole spectrum of post-harvest management and leadership development. These include:
Certified Grain Graders Course
Stark Builders Course
Pest Control and Fumigation
Management Development Programme
Supervisory Development Programme
Executive Development Programme
Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Train The Trainer
Report Writing and Minuting
Integrated Results Based Management
These are offered as short courses covering a period between 2-4 days depending on client requirements.
The Training Centre is currently perusing strategic alliances which will see it hosting professional boardies that offer certified professional development courses such as
Purchasing and Supply Management;
Security and Risk Management.
Consultancy Services – These are offered in all sectors of the economy.
The Training Centre outsource facilitators and consultants drawing from our database to address contemporary issues bedeviling all sectors of the economy. We believe in engaging highly qualified experts with hands on experience in their respective areas of expertise so as to add that vital practical element to knowledge that participants may already possess.
We provide a state of the art venue for organisational and private functions. E.g. Conferencing, weddings, parties, cocktails etc. We tailor us in-door and outdoor facilities to meet your specific requirements. We also boost of a well maintain sports club that offer a tranquil environment for social engagements far from the madding crowd. We also have a well maintained sports facility for football, netball and volleyball.
Other facilities at GMB meant for your comfort include:
A back-up generator that can power up the entire Centre in case of electricity interruption.
Secure car parks.
Come dine with us A full array of food and beverages are available for all meals, receptions, and breaks during your conference. Our catering menu includes options to suit every budget. We cater for different types of events such as meetings, corporate events, funerals, weddings and parties. Our chefs are specialists in mouth-watering western and traditional cuisine.
The project idea was mooted by the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) and developed on the basis of the need to resuscitate the livestock industry which was shrinking dramatically over some years. Revenues generated from this project will be to cross subsidize the Strategic Grain Reserve.
The project building started in October 2005. During the period from mid 2008 to end of 2010 there was no meaningful progress due to hyper inflationary environment and subsequent lack of funding of the project. ·The estimated cost of the project is around 30 million United States Dollars. Project commissioning is expected beginning August 2013.
The plant which has an initial production capacity of 10 metric tons per hour before any upgrading will produce the following products among other specific customer tailored products.
Broiler Starter Mash
Broiler Finisher Mash
High Protein Dog Meal
Beef Fattening Meal
Dairy Concentrate 27%
Channels Of Distribution
GMB depot network
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA)