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Welcome to EMI Institute

Message from the Board

Welcome to the Engineering Management and Innovation Institute website. Our overall goal is to help engineers, technicians, managers, professional craftsmen and school leavers add value to their technical skills and enterprises of all types and sizes through the additional of usable practical skills, technology, and innovation to improve their competitiveness and bottom lines. Our objective is to make a significant impact on Uganda and East Africa’s economy through creation of jobs and small scale manufacturing businesses.

Like other Ugandan private institutions, we face challenges of a limited resource base and harsh economic realities. We are not scared by the challenges but we are determined to provide what we regard as the missing link in our education system for a better future. The focus is in making it possible to improve the standard of technical services and products to ensure a more self reliant and innovative work force.

Who we are

We are a unique vocational training institute in Kampala, Uganda. We are a Diploma awarding institution and our programs are tailored to addressing real needs of our community. Among them, the Diploma in computerized graphic design and the Diploma in signage technology stem directly from the long years of leadership and excellence in sign manufacture and innovative engineering gained by our mother company, Standard Signs Uganda Limited (www.standardsigns.co.ug). In 2008, the Board of Directors of Standard Signs Uganda, decided to establish its own training institute, not only to answer our continuous need for well-trained personnel but also to satisfy the needs of other companies around us as it was clear that many companies had a similar need for well qualified and skilled technicians and craftsmen and that most of the graduates we received from the traditional schools and universities had a lot of theoretical knowledge but inadequate practical skills. The resulting institution provides entrepreneurs with a more qualified and practically skilled comprehensive labour force, and ensures a permanent place for craftsmen to continuously improve themselves.

Unique approach

Our Information Technology embedded training is intended to provide a realistic foundation for modern computerized businesses and equip trainees with up-to-date, appropriate skills to meet the needs of a fast growing technology environment. The Engineering Management and Innovation Institute serves Ugandan manufacturers with on-the-job training programs aimed at helping their companies become more competitive through the application of lean principles, energy management, growth techniques, and related assistance. We help communities to adopt technology and use it to guide the difficult decisions they must make. Uganda faces significant development and technology challenges ahead, and we work with the Ministries of Education, Labour, Industry, ICT and with partner organizations in other countries to help address these issues. Welcome to our website and please let us know if you have suggestions on how we can serve Uganda and East Africa better, or if you have questions about any of our activities.

Happy browsing.