Okakarara Vocational Training Centre, Okakarara, Otjozondjupa Region School Prospectus


The Okakarara Vocational Training Centre officially opened its doors in 1997, it is the oldest centre under the NTA. The centre conducts its operations under the realm of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Act, No. 1 of 2008, which makes provision for the management and control of all state-owned vocational training centres to be devolved upon the Namibia Training Authority, until such time that these centres, in the opinion of the Board of Directors of the NTA, are transformed into self-reliant vocational education and training providers.


As one of seven formerly state-owned vocational training centres now under the supervision of the Namibia Training Authority, Okakarara VTC has the training of young technically inclined Namibians in key vocational and technical areas as its core business. 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 professionals 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 include business information and support, counselling, product development, business mentorship and referrals.

For more courses, download the Okakarara Vocational Training Centre prospectus at the link, with all marks required and the timetable listed there.