Following the publication of the Regulations for the Registration of Vocational Education and Training Providers in the Government Gazette in December 2012,
In her welcoming message, delivered on her behalf by the General Manager: Finance, Ubaidullah Davids, Acting NTA CEO, Anna Ester Nghipondoka called on the media to partner with the NTA in educating and sensitizing Namibians about the importance to enroll at legally registered and accredited training institutions. This, she said, was of utmost importance to protect young Namibians wishing to enroll for Vocational Education and Training courses, against unscrupulous non-registered entities.
Nghipondoka proudly recommendedthe 24 training institutions as credible organisations to the Namibian public. “They all underwent intensive and rigorous evaluations. They have passed our tests – some with distinction – and they have all met the quality assurance requirements. As such, I can confidently and proudly recommend them as sound, reliable and trustworthy training providers”, she stressed.
The Acting NTA CEO further stressed the need to free up more opportunities for Vocational Education and Training, noting that the training market for registered institutions remained small and that more training providers needed to come on board and offer recognized and quality Vocational Education and Training qualifications to young Namibians in all parts of our country.
Emphasising the importance of quality in training, the Chairperson of the Standards, Assessment and Certification Council, Cowley van der Merwecalled on training providers in the Vocational Education and Training sector to ensure that the management of quality becomes fundamental to all their training activities and programmes. “If quality is ensured in all your training activities, it should result in the trainees graduating from your institutions being valued and appreciated by the labour market as competent, skilled and fit-for-purpose”, van der Merwe stated.
The SACC Chairperson also highlighted that accelerated economic development depended on increasing the productive capacity of our industry, and that this in turn depended on the development of a Vocational Education and Training system, which provides people with the skills which are needed by our industry, and which will provide our citizens with access to employment. “Allow me to therefore to congratulate the Namibia Training Authority for its continued quality improvement drive and for the significant progress being made in establishing a Vocational Education and Training regime that aligns itself with our country’s current and future training needs”, van der Merwe noted.
Read more about the 24 training institutions and their course offerings.