VTC graduates now suitably trained for industry
The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) this week handed over equipment and tools worth N$10 million to a number of former state-owned vocational training centres, as part of its transformation and expansion programme.
Maria Nangolo-Rukoro, the chief executive officer of the Namibia Training Authority, said that vocational education and training underpins the fundamental values of society which are equity, justice, gender equality, non discrimination, social responsibility and participation.
“Vocational training centres make individuals employable, it allows them greater access to decent work and good jobs to escape poverty and marginalisation.” Nangolo-Rukoro said.
Rukoro said that with the tools and equipment given to vocational training centres, graduates are now in a position to do what is expected of them and is in a position to be ready for the industry.
The vocational training centre in Rundu received the highest value in equipment with equipment worth close to N$3 million going to the centre. Other vocational centres which received equipment include the Okakarara, Valombola, Zambezi, Eenhana and the Nakayale Vocational Training Centre.