NAKAYALE, 24 MAY – Omusati Governor Erginus Endjala has called on Namibians to actively participate in the country’s economic development through vocational education.
Endjala made the call during the Nakayale Vocational Training Centre (NVTC) stakeholder engagement meeting held at Nakayale near Outapi in the Omusati Region on Wednesday.
He said Namibians cannot expect development in the absence of skills gained through Vocational Education and Training (VET).
“It is artisans who develop economies,” he said.
Endjala further said VET prepares young people for the job market, supporting the Harambee Prosperity Plan which advocates for qualified VET trainees to increase from 15 000 in 2015 to 25 000 by 2020.
“Put vocational training at the forefront to spearhead the country’s socio-economic development. All of us have to come on board if we want NVTC to become the centre of excellence in our country,” he stated.
NVTC currently has 14 trainers and 223 trainees for courses such as hospitality and tourism, office administration and business and electrical engineering.
It is headed by Erick Nenghwanya as manager, while Gervasius Kashindi is the chairperson of its advisory board.