International Conference on Technical and vocational education and training and national skills competition and exposition
UNESCO, the Namibia Training Authority, the Government of Korea and World Skills Namibia will be hosting the International Conference on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), under the theme “TVET as a catalyst to economic transformation and industrialisation”.
As part of the conference, there will be a National Skills Competition and Exposition, which has three main components:
- A National Skills Competition, which will not only allow technical institutions and individuals to test their skills proficiency against that of their peers, but will also serve as a platform from which to select Namibia’s competitors to represent the country at the next World Skills International (WSI) competition in the Russian city of Kazan (August 2019);
- A TVET Exposition, in which credible and accredited local and international TVET institutions and businesses will exhibit their products and skills, while also sharing information about their course offerings to young Namibians wishing to embark on career paths within the sector; and
- A TVET Conference, which is in support of a key engagement objective to bring together on a single platform, local and international industry representatives, TVET institutions and other critical stakeholders to share TVET experiences and debate pertinent skills and economic development issues affecting the sector. The Conference will be held under the theme “TVET as a catalyst to economic transformation and industrialisation”.