Valombola Vocational Training Centre was established in 1979 in Oshana Region. The Consolidated Diamond Mine (CDM) opted to build a vocational school for the community of former Owambo as a token of appreciation, for their involvement and commitment at the Diamond Mine. Headman Valombola Kalomho, donated land for the building of the school. The school was therefore named after him, “Valombola Technical Institute” (as it was called by then). The 1979 intake consisted of 51 male trainees in 5 trades. To date, Valombola VTC has 11 trades with the average of approximately 400 new intakes per year that includes both males and females. Currently Valombola VTC runs one income generating project: Oshakati Guest Hotel.

As one of seven formerly state-owned vocational training centres now under the supervision of the Namibia Training Authority, Valombola VTC has as its core business the training of young technically inclined Namibians in key vocational and technical areas. To this end, it focuses on offering:

• Newly- designed unit standards and qualifications under the Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET) curricula;
• A variety of training and up-skilling courses aimed at enhancing the technical and entrepreneurial skills of members of the community in which it operates;
• Namibia Qualifications Authority-accredited formal courses that are listed on the National Qualifications Framework, based on identified demands and resulting in an increase of highly qualified artisans and professional in various trade- or professional areas for the labour market; and
• A variety of informal skills- and entrepreneurial training based on requested and established demands, ultimately leading to improved local and regional entrepreneurial development; and

Other services to the community and business sector, such as business information and support, counseling, product development, business mentorship and referrals.

The Valombola VTC aligns itself to the strategic path of its parent organisation, the Namibia Training Authority, who in turn has prioritised the provision of effective and efficient training services as a key deliverable under its current five-year Strategic Plan.

Not only are the vision and mission of the Valombola VTC aligned to that of the NTA, the centre also subscribes to the notion of establishing itself as a value-driven organisation, under which its staff and stakeholders collectively strive towards raising the bar as far as the delivery of effective and efficient vocational and technical training services at the centre are concerned.

Valombola Vocational Training Centre is reputable as an innovative national institution of excellence that delivers the most employable graduates and inspires entrepreneurship


Valombola Vocational Training Centre is dedicated to develop and empower the Namibian nation with relevant competencies responsive to stakeholders’ needs and expectations.

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