Lineekela Naukushu Learners Visit EVTC

Ten learners from the nearby Lineekela Naukushu Combined School recently visited the Eenhana Vocational Training Centre (EVTC).

The visit was part of the learners’ educational tour to vocational centres for them to gain a better understanding of the courses offered by the various vocational training centres resorting under the Namibia Training Authority (NTA). The learners where accompanied by their Life Science teacher, Meme H Mbidi who explains that they decided to come to the EVTC so that they can have a better understanding of skills and courses it offers. “We have been watching an aertisement of NTA on NBC TV and reading them in the newspapers but as a school we decided to let our Grade 10 learners know more about the NTA hence our visit today,” she says

EVTC’s Special Programmes Officer, Peter Hangula, guided the learner during taking them to the Administration Office, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting, Metal Fabrication, Joinery and Cabinet Making and Bricklaying. The EVTC currently offers five trades. Theopelus Nghihepa, a Grade 10 learner at the school says he was so excited to tour the EVTC since he was not aware about NTA and its business of training the youths. “Truly speaking, I was not aware of this organisation called NTA and now I have seen one of its centres here in the Ohangwena region. I would like to join them and enroll for a technical trade, especially Metal Fabrication or Office Administration,” he enthuses.

However, Hangula encourages learners to study hard for better symbols in Mathematics and Sciences for them to enroll for one of the technical trades. “We assure you that you will one of these trainees later if you pass your Mathematics and Sciences but if you want to enroll for Office Administration, we strictly need a better symbol in English,” he aises.

Laina Sheetekela who is also in Grade 10 at Lineekela Naukushu Combined School was also in ecstasy to see some young EVTC female trainees busy working with heavy and big machinery in the Joinery and Cabinet Making Department. “I would like to be a Carpenter after my Grade 10 or Grade 12. It’s really surprising to see these young female trainees handling heavy machinery. I am also a female and why should I not make it like them. I will make sure that I work hard in my Sciences and Mathematics,” she says. Mbidi describes the tour as worthy since it’s a way of motivating learners. “Yes indeed, we would like to make it an annual tour for our school because as future leaders and entrepreneurs of this country, learners need to know much about their future, and mostly professions they need to embark on after school apart from the career fairs events,” she determines.

Source : New Era