By Confidente Reporter
KRAATZ Marine – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – has recently added nine students from the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) to its internship programme.
This will see the students acquiring relevant practical skills over the next six months in boiler making and welding, as well as fitting and turning.
The programme enables students to do their job attachment to gain practical experience in preparation for the job market. The students receive on the job training and mentoring from master craftsmen with years of experience in the Industrial, Marine and Offshore industry.
Kraatz human capital manager, Roberto January said, “This internship programme forms part of our contribution to bringing the O&L Group purpose ‘Creating a future, Enhancing life’ to life. It is of utmost importance, and we are keen on developing young Namibians and afford them the opportunity to gain practical experience to better prepare them for the job market and at the same time contribute to our country’s development’’.
“We offer job attachment not only to students in their 3rd levels but we give opportunity to level 1 students as well. The level 3 students stay with the company for a total of 12 months, which is required by NIMT to qualify or trade as level 4,” he added.
The internship programme that enriches participants with the necessary skills and experience required for the labour market now brings the total number of participating Namibians to 60 since its establishment five years ago.
“We are committed to continue running the internship programme for as long as we possibly can, as this is our contribution to address the shortage of skills in the country, and in so doing support the ideals and goals of government’s Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP), and Vision 2030,” January concluded.
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