Namibia

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    COSDEF is a registered trust co-ordinating, supporting and supervising the various Community Skills Development Centres (COSDECs) that provide competency based skills training to various communities throughout Namibia, primarily for youth and...
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    The programme is offered to people who want to obtain the skills and knowledge required to perform basic computer operations. This includes identifying basic computer equipment and accessories; using navigational systems...
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    The programme is offered to people who want to obtain the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of hairdressing tasks. This includes applying workplace related calculations; processing incoming and...
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    29 Apr 2015
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    The programme is offered to people who want to obtain the skills and knowledge required to perform basic welding and metal fabrication tasks. This includes operating portable metal fabrication power tools;...
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    The programme is offered to people who want to obtain the skills and knowledge required to perform basic office administration tasks. This includes delivering a service to customers, maintaining a reception...
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    29 Apr 2015
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    The programme is offered to people who want to obtain the skills and knowledge required to perform plumbing tasks. It includes communicating effectively with others as part of plumbing operations; using...
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    29 Apr 2015
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    The programme is offered to people who want to obtain the skills and knowledge required to perform hospitality operations and kitchen operations. It includes working safely, communicating effectively, caring for customers...
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    29 Apr 2015
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    The programme is offered to people who want to obtain the skills and knowledge required to perform joinery and cabinet making tasks. This includes application of  advanced safety rules and regulations;...
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    29 Apr 2015
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    The programme is offered to people who want to obtain the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of bricklaying and plastering tasks. This includes performing calculations, estimations and measurements...
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Story About Us

WHAT IS COSDEF?

The Namibia Community Skills Development Foundation (COSDEF) is the national umbrella body for the Community Skills Development Centres (COSDECs). It is a registered Trust, governed by a Board of Trustees.

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Vision and Mission

Our Vision
To be the preferred provider of community skills development training, to increase the income-earning capacity of Namibia’s marginalized populations – unemployed youth, women, and low skilled adults – by developing their entrepreneurial and essential skills and enhancing their participation in micro and small enterprises.

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WHAT ARE COSDECs?

COSDECs are Community Skills Development Centres

And are governed by an Advisory Board. They are responsible for the overall management of the COSDEC and reports to the COSDEF. The day-to-day running of a COSDEC is the responsi-bility of the Centre Manager.

The Role Of The COSDECs

To provide relevant practical skills training that includes business skills, entrepreneurship, and life skills to enable young people find employment in the local economy, either in the formal or informal sector. COSDEC training courses are competence based two streams of; national NQF based courses, and local community and outreach short courses. COSDECs target and market their courses mainly to unemployed youth and school drop-outs.

National Courses

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Community Short and

Outreach Courses

The courses are based on modules aligned to NQF registered unit standards and qualifications developed by Namibian Training Authority (NTA); leading to awarding at the equivalence of Levels 1 – 2 of the NQF.
The COSDECs also offer local community short and outreach courses, tailor-made to the varying local skills and socio-economic needs within the catchment areas in which they operate.

SME Centres

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