Kraatz gets more graduates From Welding School
Kraatz – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List celebrated another group of graduates from the Kraatz Welding School under its ‘Learn to weld’ programme.
To date, since the establishment of the Kraatz Welding School one year ago, 15 Namibians have been certified through the programme.
In partnership with Young Africa Trust, the 20-week programme includes basic training in welding (theory and practical), as well as basic life skills inclusive of effective communication skills, decision-making and leadership competencies. The program also aims to develop entrepreneurs within the participants.
Kraatz Human Capital Manager, Roberto January said,“Kraatz identified the need for vocational skills in our country, which led to the purchase of a welding simulator as one of the first steps towards giving back to the community. The welding school is our initiative and commitment to giving back to the community – teaching young Namibians skills that can enable them to grow professionally and in business.”
January added that Young Africa Trust is an organization that provides life skills to young people, and that Kraatz partnered with this organization to add value to the ‘Learn to weld’ program by teaching the students how to infuse the skills they have acquired into their own circumstances and everyday life, and make a success thereof.
“Successful students receive a certificate of participation. We have appointed one student from the 2nd intake who is doing very well in his current role. Other students have taken what they have learned back to assist in family businesses,” January said.
Basic requirements to the Kraatz Welding School include a Grade 12 certificate with good results in Mathematics and Physical Science.
Hopefuls must be between the ages of 19 and 25 years old. More information on the Kraatz Welding School can be obtained from the Human Capital Department.