Copper again backs Tsumeb future
Tsumeb was abuzz with a major event for schools this week as large numbers of learners flocked to the COSDEC educational career fair. The fair was made possible with the substantial backing of Weatherly International, the owners of the recently opened Tschudi mine.
Roughly 500 learners from all the major Tsumeb schools attended the career fair.
Tschudi Mine’s General Manager, Peter Christians, said“It is important for us to support the community of Tsumeb especially when it comes to events that contribute significantly to the long-term sustainability of the town. Therefore, we made the decision to sponsor the Tsumeb COSDEC Educational Career Fair for the second year running”.
“This sponsorship enabled us to effectively promote the career fair in Tsumeb and surrounding communities. We are proud that the career fair concluded successfully,” said Ntema Sihela, Manager of the Tsumeb COSDEC centre.
The career attracted ten prospective employers and tertiary institutions, all keen to get exposure to the Tsumeb learners who will be completing their secondary education within the next two years.
The exhibitors included the University of Namibia, the Namibian Police Force, TRC, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Dundee Precious Metals, Ohorongo Cement, Triumphant College, the Schools of Air Powers and Cenored.
Junior and secondary schools in the Oshikoto Region visited the career fair like Tsumeb Secondary, Etosha, Otjikoto, Tsumeb Gimnasium, Fredericks Awaseb, Opawa and Tsintsabis.
“I am pleased that ministries, companies in the mining sector and training institutions participated as exhibitors on the day,” said Sihela adding that the purpose of the educational career fair is to advise and expose grade10 and 12 learners to possible career paths and after-school programmes offered by institutions.
“As an employer in the Oshikoto region we found it imperative to support this career fair. Our employees mainly reside in Tsumeb and surrounding communities. It is just fitting that we participate and support events that target future and potential employees from the region,” explained Christians.
COSDEC was established to empower community members with practical skills like business, entrepreneurship and life skills to improve their quality of life by enabling them to become either formally employed or self-employed.