The Millenium Vocational Digital Training Institute, on Friday, 6 August 2021 produced their first-ever graduates in the two online short courses; Career Channeling to TVET and Sales & Leadership Management.
Giving the keynote address at the graduation ceremony in Windhoek, Paulinus Sheehama, a board member of MVDTI praised the entrepreneurial work of the institution’s founder, Mr Parastus Nepolo for his forward-thinking. Sheehama lauded Nepolo’s effort for initiating Namibia’s first-ever online vocational training Institution.
Sheehama added that vocational graduates are key to the country’s economy. “Developed economies were not built by PhD holders, but by craftsman and artisans; we cannot expect development without these requisites,” he highlighted, referring to his excellence, the president of the Republic of Namibia, Dr Hage Geingob’s arguments in the HPP1.
He further added that if the country wants to produce more employers and entrepreneurs instead of employees, we should go vocational, think vocational and embrace vocational/ technical education as an alternative for the future.
MVDTI was founded in 2020, by Parastus Nepolo, a Windhoek Vocational Training graduate, entrepreneur and board member of the Namibia chamber of commerce and industry. The institution offers various high quality, accessible, online short courses such as Entrepreneurship, sales and leadership management, Refrigerant handling and environmental protection, Hospitality and Career channeling to TVET.
This was their first graduation ceremony and the graduates are urged to embrace the opportunity and create jobs for themselves. Speaking to the students at the ceremony, Twapewa Kadhika, the owner of Xwama Traditional restaurant, challenged the graduates to declare war against poverty. Kadhikwa added that she is open to those who want to come to her from mentoring. Each graduate received a free copy of her book titled “Successful Entrepreneurship”.
MVDTI’s courses can be found on their website www.mvdti-ech.edu.na . Their contact number is +264 81 603 9012.