4 September 2020
Local Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions now have access to four textbooks in the occupational areas of ‘Bricklaying and Plastering’, ‘Clothing Production’, ‘Joinery and Cabinetmaking’ and ‘Carpentry’, developed by publishing house, Pearson Namibia.
Pearson Namibia Country Manager, Catherine Sissing handed over samples of the printed titles to the Namibia Training Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Beukes, on Friday, 4 September 2020.
“Localised learning content is of utmost importance to Pearson Namibia. As such, we are delighted to be partnering with the NTA in the very important domain of TVET, and to add value to the learning experience of young people who enter this exciting sector which is gaining in prominence as a launchpad for technological development”, Sissing noted.
“We are looking forward to bringing more titles to the market. The textbook for ‘Plumbing and Pipefitting’ is nearing completion and should be made available soon’, she added.
On his part, NTA Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Beukes highlighted the introduction of localised and industry-contextualised textbooks as an important deliverable in enhancing the quality of technical and vocational training.
“A job well done by Pearson Namibia. We look forward to the release of more titles and growing the catalogue of well-crafted textbooks. Organised into logical modules and units, these books will be used by trainees entering the system at Level 1, until they exit at Level 4.”, Beukes stressed. “As such, I encourage our registered training institutions, public and private, to procure these titles. Our trainees only stand to gain from the content”, he added.