Bidvest Namibia recently inaugurated a new training centre in Walvis Bay which is aimed at developing and enhancing business orientated skills for Bidvest companies and the wider public.
In his opening remarks, Sebby Kankondi, Chief Executive Officer of Bidvest Namibia, noted that there is an urgent need to develop skills.
“We must realise that our employees are people first, and therefore we need to train them and equip them with the necessary skills, if we are to make a meaningful contribution to the realisation of Vision 2030. With the [centre], Bidvest aims to focus on developing people to become the best that they can be. I don’t believe that Namibia’s high unemployment rate is due to lack of jobs, but rather it is due to a lack of skills. I would like us to join hands to produce more skilled people, to develop talents and to address the issues of unemployment and poverty. This is the main thrust of the Talent Development Centre (TDC), and our investment in building skills,” he said.
The new training centre is equipped with the latest in conferencing equipment and lends itself perfectly to one-on-one consultations, board meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences of up to 60 people.
The training centre is housed in the Othithiya building, previously the Metal Box factory (now the Manica Logistics Centre). It was recently renovated for N$3.2 million to pave the way for dedicated training facilities.