GOBABIS: The head of the Omaheke Community Skills Development Centre (COSDEC), Ellis Tjiueza has called on youths in the region to make use of the centre’s services by enrolling for vocational training courses offered there.
Underscoring the importance of vocational training in an interview with Nampa yesterday, Tjiueza said it is high time Namibians take vocational education seriously and do away with the notion that such training was for underachievers.
He said many developed countries around the world have made use of vocational training to impart vital skills to their citizens, who in turn embarked on entrepreneurship endeavours to advance their respective countries’ economies.
He noted that ‘industrialised countries the world over did not get where they are today sorely through the efforts of white-collar office workers, but largely through the men and women in blue overalls who do physical industry work’.
The community skills development concept was introduced in 1997 as a way of reducing Namibia’s widespread poverty.
The COSDEC family has since evolved into a set of key players in technical and vocational training for the country’s formal and informal sectors.