The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) handed over training tools and equipment to the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) at a ceremony held at that centre on the 09th of February 2016. The consignment included Auto-Electrics, Auto-Mechanics & Welding equipment procured at a cost of N$ 897,175.00; Joinery & Carpentry equipment procured at a cost of N$ 500,715.60; and Bricklaying & Plastering equipment procured at a cost of N$ 112,432.52. It also included general tools, procured at a total cost of N$ 143,008,13, which brings the total value to N$ 1,653,331.25. NTA Acting CEO, Jerry Beukes described the step as an important milestone in the organisation’s ongoing endeavour to support the public VTCs, as per expectations under the Vocational Education and Training Act of 2008. “This handover is a milestone because it is an investment in the establishment and strengthening of an enabling environment at one of our country’s oldest and most prominent public vocational training institutions. It is a milestone because it supports the development of our country’s national skills base through training equipment that adds value to the quality of the training process and which are aligned to the current and future needs of industry. It is a milestone because it is an investment in the future of the Namibian child”, Beukes highlighted. Beukes also encouraged the WVTC management and trainees to take full ownership of the tools and equipment and ensure that they are used for the intended purpose to add value to the quality of training services.