Women at Work trainee intake
A women’s upliftment organisation, Women at Work, sponsored by Bank Windhoek which focuses on the livelihoods and working conditions of the domestic workers will conduct training at the Women at Work centre starting on 12 January.
The training will focus on equipping women with the skills and training that they will need to look after people’s homes and family welfare as best as they can. The organisation also places emphasis on the job placement of the women after they have been trained. The first training session will be on home management, focusing on personal health and well-being, cleaning, washing, ironing and basic cooking skills. The second intake for the year will be on 23 February 2015. All women, or their employees who are interested, can contact the Women at Work offices as soon as possible to make a booking, as only 12 women are accepted per training session. Other courses offered by Women at Work are open to the general public. They include needlework classes for beginners, advanced needle work, baking and cooking classes. Meanwhile in line with the new minimum wage agreement as announced by the government, last year in December 2014, the minimum wage for domestic workers will be raised and will come into effect on 1 April 2015.