WINDHOEK, 18 SEP – The Bank of Namibia (BoN) will host its annual symposium on Thursday, focusing on technical vocational education and training (TVET) in Namibia.
A statement issued by BoN Deputy Director for Corporate Communications, Kazembire Zemburuka on Tuesday said the purpose of the symposium is to focus on the possible benefits and disadvantages of different models of TVET in Namibia.
This year’s symposium will be held under the theme ‘Creating Employment through TVET in Namibia’.
The annual event which has been hosted since 1998, will bring together local and international experts, policymakers, academics and relevant stakeholders to engage and make recommendations on various areas of national development in line with goals in Vision 2030, the national development plans and Harambee Prosperity Plan.
“It will further provide the opportunity to reflect on the strategic approach that could improve education and training and better support economic growth,” Zemburuka stated.
He added that this year’s theme recognised TVET as a source of skills, knowledge and technology needed to drive productivity in knowledge-based and transitional societies for the 21st century.
Panelists who will present at this year’s symposium include Richwell Lukonga from the Namibia Training Authority, independent international consultant, Tracy Ferrier and competence-based education and training expert, Alpheus Shindi.
Presentations will provide an overview of the current vocational training in the country, look at international experiences on TVET and promoting vocational education and training in small and medium enterprises in Namibia.
About 250 stakeholders are expected to attend the event.