One hundred and sixty eight graduate from RVTC
04 Aug 2017 17:30pm
RUNDU, 04 AUG (NAMPA) A total of 168 students from the Rundu Vocational Training Centre (RVTC) on Friday graduated and received their National Vocational Certificates after three-years of training in various trades.
Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi in her keynote address congratulated the students for their achievements.
She encouraged them to use their newly acquired skills to create jobs for themselves and others, adding that they should not become job seekers but job creators.
The minister said all 14 regions of the country possess unique natural resources that need value-addition and graduates should indeed take it upon themselves to add-value to the countrys resources that will in turn create job opportunities.
It is you the graduates who should use your acquired skills in transforming the natural resources in something meaningful, said Kandjii-Murangi.
She added that Government had realised that education is the key to any development strategy, with technical and vocational training the master key that can transform the countrys economy and alleviate poverty, save the environment and improve lives.
In her welcoming remarks, Mayor of Rundu Verna Sinimbo congratulated the graduates for being persistent in their studies and urged them to be determined in life to contribute to the economy of the country.
Fourteen trainees graduated in auto electric, nine in auto mechanic, eight in brick laying and plastering, 20 in general electric, 20 in plumbing and pipe fitting, and eight in joinery and cabinet making.
Office administration saw 89 graduates, making it the field to produce the highest number of graduates at RVTC.