WINDHOEK: The Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) launched its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme in the capital yesterday.
The TVET programme comprises six-month courses such as office administration, automotive mechanics, plumbing and pipe-fitting, and welding and fabrication.
It is fully funded by the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-Namibia through the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) with a capacity-building grant worth over N.dollars 7 million.
This will be used for the renovation and expansion, as well as the purchasing of equipment for, workshops at the Namcol centre in the capital.
Speaking at the launch, MCA-Namibia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Penny Akwenye said a total of 278 trainees will benefit from the programme this year.
Speaking at the same occasion, the NTA’s acting Operations General Manager Richwell Lukonga said Namcol and the NTA are engaged in further discussions about possible future offerings such as technical, agriculture and panel-beating and spray-painting courses.