The NTA has dispatched two groups of VET trainers – selected from public and private training institutions countrywide – to Bremen in the Federal Repuplic of Germany, to undergo upskilling courses.
A first group of 15 Automotive Mechanic VET trainers left for Germany on Saturday, 18 February 2017, while a second group, consisting of 22 trainers in the Electrical and Plumbing fields left on Monday, 27 February 2017. They are to undergo a two-week training course that forms part of the implementation of the Training of Trainers (ToT) partnership between the NTA and the Esslingen State Academy Esslingen, established in 2016.
Manager: VET Curriculum Implementation, Ernst Eixab explained that the partnership made provision for five two-week training sessions, of which two will take place at the University of Bremen and three at the Valombola Vocational Training Centre. “This programme is tailor-made to suit the Namibian context by considering crucial issues such as our unit standards and the qualification level on the National Qualifications Framework. Upon completion, participants will be awarded diplomas by the Bremen Institute of Technology and Education. They will also act as mentors to their trainer peers at both public and private institutions and share their skills, knowledge and experience”, Eixab added.
Participants for the two groups were drawn from a number of public and private training institutions, namely Mapac Technical Training Institute (Ongwediva); Namibian Institute for Mining and Technology (Tsumeb & Arandis); Rundu VTC; Windhoek VTC; Okakarara VTC; Valombola VTC; Eenhana VTC; Nakayale VTC; Osona Military School; NamWater Human Resource Development Centre (Okahandja); Namibia Vocational School (Rundu & Okakarara); KAYEC (Katutura); Namibian Maritime Fisheries Institute Namibian College of Open Learning (Katima Mulilo); and National Youth Service- (Rietfontein).
The training is sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), through its Promotion of Vocational Education and Training (ProVET) Project.