06 October 2014
The Namibia Training Authority, in partnership with the Promotion of Vocational Education and Training (ProVET) Project, is soon to embark on a round of intensive national consultations to solicit the input of industry stakeholders into a range of newly developed qualifications and their constituent unit standards.
Some of the occupational areas in which draft unit standards have been developed, include:
• Diesel and Earthmoving Equipment Mechanic, (Level I, II, and III),
• Safety Officer (Level I, II, III and IV),
• Water & Sanitation Technician (Level I, II, III, and IV) and
• Fire & Rescue Operator (Level I, II, III and IV)
The unit standards have been developed with the respective industries under the facilitation of the ProVET project, applying the Competency-Based Education & Training (CBET) approach.
ProVET Coordinator, Alfeas Shindi (photo), encourages individuals and organisations from the respective industries, or prospective training providers to study and comment on the new qualifications and unit standards. “We will make available the draft unit standards on the NTA’s corporate website for our stakeholders to peruse and to validate by making use of a feedback form which will also be available on the website”, he stressed.
Representatives of the NTA and ProVET are to facilitate the national consultation sessions. Exact dates and venues will be announced in the print media and on the NTA website, in due course.