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National broadcaster and Training Authority ink support agreement

National broadcaster and Training Authority ink support agreement

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the Namibian Training Authority (NTA) signed a memorandum of understanding this week, which will enable the national broadcaster to use its expertise and capacity to support the training authourity in the development and dissemination of advocacy and marketing content.

NBC, Director General, Stanley Similo said the signing of this aggreement serves to establish a framework for cooperation between the two entities by facilitating collaborative activities in areas of mutual interest pertaining to the leveraging of the vocational education and training sector in general and the promotion of technical and vocational career paths.

“The MoU will further facilitate the establishment and strengthening of collaboration between the NBC and the NTA as public entities, through the identification and implementation of projects that would jointly promote and support the business objectives of each party, in a mutually beneficial manner,” he added.

Training Authority Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Beukes said that it is a great pleasure to be part of this signing ceremony between two public enterprises that continue to model synergies and they agreed to collaborate in the areas of training and apprenticeship programs under the NTA’s Work-Integrated Learning project aimed at the development of VET skills in the broadcasting industry.

“A general lack of information about Training VET career decisions continues to result in technically-inclined individuals ending up in career paths in which they lack passion and drive and in which their latent potential to grow, excel and innovate are compromised,” he added.

He said that the signing will secure the continuation of activities in line with the NTA’s mandate and will also allow the NTA to stage its second National Skills competition scheduled for April this year.

Furthermore the partnership will enable the national broadcaster to use its expertise and capacity to support the training authority in the development and dissemination of advocacy and marketing content.


 

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