Guest Contributor | May 16, 2018 | 0
Tsumeb smelter and mining institute collaborate on technical training
Collarboration between the Tsumeb smelter and the training institute for mining and technology will enable a new generation of technically trained learners to sit for both their Grade 12 and their N1 Certificate at the end of their high school training.
The first 30 students on this combined programme, were introduced last week by Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb and The Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT), when it was launched officially.
Dundee’s Managing Director, Zebra Kasete said the company came up with the idea of helping learners with vocational skills to fulfil their dreams of obtaining an N1 level certificate, upon completion of secondary school. The Dundee NIMT collaboration contributes to develop properly trained young technicians
Oshikoto Regional Director of Education, Lameck Kathindi congratulated Dundee and NIMT on this collaboration, describing it as an “impeccable education programme.”
Kasete and his team were applauded for their continued and unwavering support to initiatives that are aligned with national development agendas. “Your role as the biggest employer in the Oshikoto region and your indiscriminate approach to poverty alleviation is nothing less than commendable, and Dundee is indeed a friend of education,” said Kathindi.
Kasete stressed the importance for Dundee to continue investing the youth. “A nation that does not take care of its youth has no future” he said.
Kasete regarded the 30 learners as privileged to be on the programme and urged them to grab the opportunity with both hands.
When building new vocational training centres, the government must shift the focus to digital, computers and robotics.