COSDEC Otjiwarongo Centre Who We Are

Background of COSDEC Otjiwarongo Centre

Community Skills Development Centre (COSDEC) Otjiwarongo opened its doors for training in 1999 at the site located in the Business area of Otjiwarongo. COSDEC Otjiwarongo was move at the location and opened on 21 Sept 2001 by the Honouable Nahas Angula , then Minister of Higher Education , Training and Employment Creation and His Exellency F.J.Ortiz de Zuniga of the European Commision at its present location on Dr. Libertina Amadhila Avenue in Orwetoveni.

2018 National Courses
(Longer Courses)

  • Bricklaying and Plastering
  • Clothing Production and Textile Design
  • Hospitality (Food Preparation and Serving)
  • Joinery and Cabinet Making
  • Office Administration and Computer
  • Plumbing and Pipefitting
  • Hairdressing
  • Welding and Fabrication

2018 Short Courses
(1 week to 3 Months)

  • ICT fundamental
  • Mathematic
  • Driving theory Licence
  • Clothing design
  • Food Preparation and Serving
  • English*
  • Hairdressing

Our Contact Details:

Centre Manager: Mrs.Tusnelda Kamatui

Phone : ++264-67-304562
Fax : +264-67-302243
Email :
Address : P.O.Box 1028 Otjiwarongo
Dr. Libertina Amadhila Evenue

Advisory Board

Mr. Simon Shilongo
Mrs Barbra Kenz
Mrs . Sylvia Gebhardt
Community Mobilization

More About COSDEC Otjiwarongo Centre



Long Term Strategic Interventions

Past Courses

About Otjiwarongo

Improving existing training activities to comply with the sme skills

Ensuring that the trainees project are budgeted for in order to be able to make products providing services that are markeable to the community .Supporting the development business skills in the trainees incorporating local resources e.g Ministry of Trade and industry , Bank Windhoek who are now both represented on the core advisory oard. Addressing the Needs of the community in order to find emploment both in the informal and formal sector.This can be achieved by making contact with existing businesses already well established and looking for the possibility of a qualified trainee joining them and supportunities open to them in the town.

One of the greatest achievements is that those who have natural skills but did not get the opportunity to attend formal school, and those who were willing to improve their livelihood were given hopes and their aspiration were lifted by giving them new skills. Today they are talking high of how COSDEC have shaped their lives.

The centre has managed to maintain relationship with the employees who either offered job attachment opportunities to the trainees or employ them after completion of their course. The Centre has also improved the quality of the training. The national courses are now based on the national curriculum for VET developed by NTA leading to the awarding Certificate against NQF registered unit standards. As a result of this, employers are more willing to employ COSDEC graduate as according to them, this have resulted in increased productivity, quality of work, great value of customer services and increased profitability.

Our staff members are well trained on their job and are able to provide quality training delivery.

Contribution to the economic development of the communities we are operating

Most of the graduates from COSDEC Otjiwarongo are permanently employed; some are running their own businesses and employed others, while others went for career progression into the mainstream of vocational and educational training sector. There is increase immediate availability of skills at community level and employment creation opportunities as some of those trained have established their business and employ others.

  • Ensure improved standard of living for COSDEC graduates by providing them with employable skills through relevant high quality training programmes.
  • To be the preferred TVET provider which is most accessible and affordable to young people
  • Ensuring adequate infrastructure and modern tools and equipments
  • Enhance the capacity of the Centre to provide community outreach programmes that are responsive to local and national economic needs, and
  • Develop and provide meaningful responsive SME support services to upcoming and existing entrepreneurs.

With the information available the courses in 1999 was:

  1. Building
  2. Carpentry
  3. Cmoputer Day/Evening
  4. Entrepreneurial skills
  5. Meat Processing
  6. Needlework Day/Evening

And from 2010 we add 8 Courses

  1. Welding
  2. Hairdressing
  3. Pedicure Manicure
  4. Sheet Metal
  5. Building Maintenance
  6. Baking Solar oven
  7. Recycling
  8. Hospitality

Compliment of 13 permanent staff and a Peace Corps Volunteer providing technical support to school student people for Business Plan support programme.

Town: Otjiwarongo
Constituency: Ootjiwarongo
Region: Otjozondjupa
Target Region: Otjozondjupa ,Kunene, Erongo Ohangwena, Omusati, Omaheke Every where