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Kraatz Marine continues with positive drive for change through internship programme

Kraatz Marine continues with positive drive for change through internship programme

Kraatz Marine, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, welcomed six students from the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) for their internship programme. The students will gain practical experience in the working environment and enhance their knowledge and skills.

Human Capital Manager at Kraatz, Roberto January said their internship programme is an integral part of the Kraatz journey and they strive towards being a catalyst for positive change and adding value locally.

“The best contribution we can make to this dream is through skills development and we grow young talent, we develop future leaders and we hope to make a significant impact on not only a professional but also a personal level for all our apprentice,” he added.

The company said that the students will be specialising in boiler-making, welding and fitting and turning. The apprentice will complete their job attachment at Kraatz and get exposure in the industrial and mining division and workshop.

“They will also undergo training in Marine and Offshore Division where they will be exposed to the ship repair industry and they will be mentored and coached by Master Craftsmen in the engineering sector not only locally but internationally as well,” they emphasised.

Since its initiation in 2011, the internship programme has invested in the skills development of 127 NIMT students up to date.


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