WINDHOEK, 15 MAY – The Career Expo will host a national conference on education, career development and employment in Namibia on 19 to 20 June this year, its spokesperson, Jason Kasuto has said.
Speaking at a media conference here on Tuesday, Kasuto said the event will be themed on the infusion of market demands, information communication technology as well as tertiary and vocational education.
The two-day conference is part of the annual Career Expo’s 10th anniversary and will be hosted in the capital.
It will also focus on early childhood development, the role of parents, morality, ethics, sports and HIV/AIDS into education roll out in Namibia.
“The conference aims to produce tangible resolutions in aligning education and industry with national development plans,” he said.
Kasuto noted that the aim is to bring together relevant stakeholders in training, education, policy makers, the private sector and key experts in order to contribute a national framework for addressing the sectorial skills shortage and the growing youth unemployment rate.
The Career Expo will bring together local and international exhibitors including Government, higher education institutions, training providers and corporates with a common goal of providing valuable career related information.
Furthermore, it aims to expose, inspire and educate young learners and graduates on the vast amount of career paths and opportunities available for them.
At the same occasion in a speech read on her behalf, Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka said the event is meeting Government halfway in its obligation to fulfil and meet the gaps of the workforce in the country.
“We need sufficient, skilled workforce as we march towards a knowledge-based economy, thus, the ministry is expected to matriculate learners that are ready to take up studies given the exposure of what careers are out there to fulfil the workforce,” she said.