AMSOL Namibia recently awarded learnerships to three residents of Lüderitz in support of the company’s offshore supply and support operations for Debmarine Namibia.  Ainna David, Devin Gaoeb and Frederika Isak will complete their statutory training courses during July before starting their training onboard.

AMSOL Namibia’s HR Advisor Marjolijn Shihepo:

“As a result of the importance of experiential exposure, training is a key focus at AMSOL – with seafarers playing an important role in mentoring and guiding their colleagues. This will ensure continuity of skills and competence for operations offshore Lüderitz and represents a commitment to local job creation.”

AMSOL Namibia has also partnered with COSDEC Benguela, the Electoral Constituency Council of Namibia and the Lüderitz Town Council on a program designed to support women entrepreneurs. The 3-week program, which was completed by 15 participants on the 7th of July, was an interactive training course which covered business management skills including budgeting, marketing and entrepreneurship.

COSDEC Benguela Center Manager Victoria De Klerk:

“This training is significant because SMME’s are the backbone of our economy. From sole traders to small businesses, those are the businesses that rise and fall on their own merit – and can have the biggest impact on local economic development. Training of this magnitude can improve their socio-economic status and the empowerment of women through SMME training by COSDEC Benguela, especially in a small town like Lüderitz, it can be a means of poverty eradication”.