The City of Windhoek (CoW) signed a five-year cooperation agreement with the Windhoek Vocational Training on 24 March 2022.

The agreement, which takes effect in May this year, aims to support both technical skills development as well as youth empowerment. The agreement includes collaboration on trade curriculum and programme development, human capital development and capacity building, joint research and development, vocational education training skills information sharing, consulting assistance and project management, and infrastructure development.

Jennifer Comalie, the acting chief executive officer of the CoW said during the signing ceremony: “The cooperation agreement will benefit both institutions in the advancement of public engagement and education through the scholarly contributions of each party.”

She encouraged the WVTC students to make good use of their internships at the City, including learning more about starting their own businesses from the CoW’s Economic Development and Community Services department.

Archie Nikanor, the CoW acting strategic executive for Human Capital and Corporate Services, remarked during the event: “The cooperation agreement with the WVTC is a smart partnership that will contribute to skills development while also contributing to social equality, the empowerment of vulnerable groups – particularly the youth – poverty rate reductions, economic development and actively contribute to the human resources development plan of the Republic of Namibia.”

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