WorldSkills Namibia set to complete countrywide selection

WorldSkills Namibia will complete its countrywide selection this weekend.

The skills competition focuses on 14 technical and vocational skill sets and those who emerge as winners will take part in the national skills competition in September this year.

The Namibia Training Authority (NTA), through World Skills Namibia, remains committed to creating awareness and promoting the development of technical and vocational skills in the country, particularly among the youth.

Last year, the country hosted a successful skills competition for the African continent.

NTA addresses challenges faced by marginalized communities at Tsumkwe

The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) visited the Tsumkwe Constituency to address barriers preventing marginalized communities from accessing technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and the high school dropout rate.

Addressing the workshop, NTA research coordinator Tuwilika Shikongo highlighted various challenges and barriers faced by the marginalized community.

She said the focus would be placed on ensuring that marginalized groups and persons with disabilities have access to TVET programs to uplift them and improve their living conditions.

Construction of Khorixas VTC well underway

The Khorixas Mayor, Lena Gaeses, is happy with the progress made towards the construction of the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in the town.

Gaeses, says that once completed the VTC will have an impact on the lives of the residents and the image of the town.

Gaese revealed this in an interview with the nbc News team.

Gaeses believes, the opening of the Khorixas VTC will create more jobs for the residents.

She says the Town Council at its meeting with the Namibia Training Authority, agreed that less specialized jobs be reserved for local people.

New TVET association established

Institutions offering technical and vocational training in Namibia will now be able to speak with one voice.

This comes after the establishment of the Association of Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutions in Namibia.

The association representing TVET institutions aims to change the status quo from a demand-driven approach to a supply-driven strategy with a focus on creating opportunities and improvements rather than raising or identifying obstacles.