Careers should be linked to interest, capabilities: NTA

18 Dec 2014 09:12am
WINDHOEK, 18 DEC (NAMPA) – Namibia’s investment in education will only yield higher results if learners make well-informed career path decisions.
This was said by the Namibia Training Authority (NTA)'s Chief Operations’ Officer, Jerry Beukes.
He spoke here on Wednesday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NTA and Careers’ Expo Namibia.
The MoU entails organising and holding a National Skills’ Expo from 25 to 27 February 2015.
Beukes said decisions about future careers should be well-thought-out and be linked to the learner’s interest, capabilities and inspirations.
The NTA aims to improve efficiency in the national training system, and to manage its interface with the labour market.
The National Skills’ Expo forms part of the NTA’s ‘Live Your Passion’ media campaign, which was launched three years ago to create awareness on various Vocational Education and Training (VET) career options available in local and regional markets to encourage learners to consider such options when making career decisions.