SSC avails N$2m to NUST for training

09 November 2018 Author  

The Social Security Commission (SSC) has availed N$2 million to the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) which will be used towards skills training in Gemology and Jewelry Design for 30 unemployed Namibians in Keetmanshoop.

Under the service level agreement signed on Thursday, NUST will provide training to identified youths; prepare 10 of the trainees to venture into entrepreneurship and provide finances to at least two of the students to start their own jewelry making business.
“The agreement being signed results from an application by NUST as a training provider of the SSC Development Fund’s register of registered training providers. 
“I am confident that this project will be a great success. I am sure you will agree with me that the town of Keetmanshoop is about to experience a true measure of radical social change,” SSC Executive Officer, Milka Mungunda said.
She said the agreement was also the commission’s contribution to government’s efforts to attain the National Development Plan goals of inclusive, equitable and sustainable economic growth.
“In this regard, the unique SSC and NUST collaboration is clear testimony of our joint efforts to address the challenges of unemployment in Namibia,” Mungunda said.
NUST Vice Chancellor, Professor Tjama Tjivikua, said the university was grateful the SSC for its continued support.
“We value all partnerships and collaborations and look forward to continued engagement and cooperation now and in the future,” he said.

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