Rundu Vocational Training Centre (RVTC) has engaged into training relationship with Namibia Industrial Development Agency (NIDA) on industrial training. The relationship which started early January 2020, saw NIDA accommodating 11 trainees (10 males and 1 female) for job attachment from RVTC.

The job attachment is in the field of Auto Mechanic, Electrical General, Welding, Plumbing as well as Bricklaying & Plastering. Despite 21 cases of COVID19 in Namibia, NIDA managed to keep the trainees on attachment to date. A number of companies offloaded the trainees from attachment after the Corona pandemic due to business which shrinked in various industries.

Visiting the company on 20 May 2020 the Head of Trainee Support (Mr. Bruce Gwala) and the Liaison Officer (Mr. Milton Mwiya) were warmly welcomed by Mr. John Alugodhi and his team. The two parties discussed issue relating to training and insure that the relationship continues as well as transparent for the benefits of the country’s economy. “We are happy with the trainees we have, they are very discipline and they are doing a great job” said Mr. Alugodhi. In the same vain, RVTC’s Head of Trainee Support assured NIDA that the Centre will try their best to prepare trainees according to the industry’s needs. He urged NIDA to be advising the Centre when it comes to the training gaps. “As a training institution, you give us the menu and we prepare the meal based on what you have given us. We rely on your guidance and support” added Mr. Gwala.

Mr. Mushongo who is the direct supervisor for all the trainees could not hide his satisfactory regarding the trainee’s conduct. Due to State of Emergency restrictions on gathering, trainees were called in small numbers for the meeting and they couldn’t hide the assistance they get from their direct supervisor. Trainees are given accommodation with water and electricity as well as allowances.

The meeting ended with a tour to the workshop before the RVTC delegates drove back to Rundu. This was a successful engagement as declared by both parties. The relationship will continue for the better of Namibia.

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