WINDHOEK, March 8 — Namibia is set to play a host of the second edition of WorldSkills Africa, which is scheduled for March 28 until April 2, 2022.
Following the inaugural event that was hosted by Rwanda in 2018, Namibia has bestowed the right to host the event by WorldSkills Africa.
Namibia Training Authority’s (NTA) General Manager of Finance, Uahoroka Kauta, said WorldSkills has the potential to help position Namibia’s technical and vocational training sector to support the youth in responding to expectations in the labor market and the digital economy.
“Namibia’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) helps youth respond to new challenges by providing skills needed in the knowledge economy, the blue economy, the circular economy, the green deal, and the digital economy,” he said.
“The TVET is also about being able to create own jobs and businesses. Thus, WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022 represents an excellent opportunity to promote these values and technical expertise to the younger generation, and we appreciate the Bank’s support,” he said.
More than 100 competitors from 11 African countries are to compete in sixteen different technical and vocational trade areas at the event, including an international conference and a careers exhibition.
WorldSkills Africa 2022 will take place in Namibia’s coastal town of Swakopmund. (Xinhua)