The NTA expects to receive the newly-constructed Gobabis Vocational Training Centre (GVTC) from the contractors by the 30th of May 2015
The NTA’s Manager: Capital Projects, Gad Kangueehi describes the project as a fantastic milestone. “The project has been completed on schedule and within budget, whilst high quality workmanship has been maintained throughout. It is indeed, a milestone to be celebrated and appreciated”, he noted.
He also lauded the contractors and consultants for their commitment to the project. “Delays and postponements are common at construction projects, and whilst we had our fair share, the contractors remained dedicated throughout. We are very happy with the quality of their work”, he emphasised.
According to Kangueehi, the contractors have been inundated with queries from local leaders and parents who seemed anxious for the centre to open its doors. “From the onset, the encouraging support for the project from the local community, especially the Gobabis Town Council, further fused the project team to work harder and to finish the project on time”, he noted.
On his part, Acting CEO, Jerry Beukes expressed his satisfaction with the project and the potential it now generates to expand the offering of Vocational Education and Training (VET) services to the inhabitants of the greater Omaheke region. “It is a strategic consideration for the NTA, under its VET Expansion Plan, to grow the number and scope of training opportunities for young Namibians. We now look forward to also expanding the VET footprint to eastern Namibia”, he explained.
The GVTC has workshops for Airconditioning and Refrigeration, Office Administration and Electrical General and should be able to accommodate about 60 trainees.
The NTA is now to proceed with equipping the workshops and lecture rooms.
A date for an official opening ceremony, to be followed by an announcement on when the GVTC is to open its doors to the public, is to be made in due course.