Sponsors for construction training
As a member of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Ohorongo Cement has committed N$120,000 to support the CIF with its annual training programme.
This sponsorship marks a turning point in the history of the construction sector as it is the first time that a member contributes a significant amount to industry-wide training.
The training offered by the CIF includes a spectrum of courses in cement and concrete; scaffolding; health and safety; first aid; painting, and land surveying and its relevance to the industry.
The instruction modules are structured in such a way that most courses are completed in either one or two days.
This year, training is also offered in Ongwediva and Swakopmund, in addition to the regular training in Windhoek.
The average registration fee for the respective courses is approximately N$1250 per day. This includes course material, relevant certification as well as refreshments and lunch.
Consulting general manager of the CIF, Ms Bärbel Kirchner expressed the CIF’s gratitude: “we would not have been able to offer this diverse range of learning opportunities to our members and others in the industry if it were not for the very generous support of Namibia’s sole cement manufacturer. With this extremely generous sponsorship Ohorongo Cement show their commitment to the industry in ensuring appropriate delivery of our training initiative.”
“We are anticipating that over 200 individuals within the construction industry will receive training by the end of March next year. We have approximately 25 courses scheduled over this period. This will not only ensure an appropriate transfer of skill but also that the industry will work towards maintaining and further enhancing quality service levels.”