COSDEC Tsumeb Who We Are.

tsumeb staff

Background of COSDEC Tsumeb

COSDEC Tsumeb is a Community Skills Development Centre established in 1999 in response to the high unemployment rate. The Centre offer demand driven skills, training and support out of school youth and other community members in the most cost effective manner with dignity, professionalism, and integrity.

COSDEC Tsumeb Driving Team

Front row: Sylvi Nhinda, Ntema Sihela (Centre Manager), Mutalipula Musialela, Anetta Malan. Back row: Herman Haikali, Selma Thomas, Fillemon Iiyambo, Ueritjiua Komomungondo, Paulus Andreas, Emilia Lidker

Structured Courses

The Courses include 5 and 7 month institutional training and 1 – 3 months job attachment.

  • Bricklaying and Plastering
  • Plumbing and Pipefitting
  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Office Administration and Computing
  • Joinery and Cabinet Making
  • Food Preparation and Serving
  • Clothing design and Textile Production

Short Courses

The short courses are designed to provide skills training in a short period of time for up to 3 Months. Some courses are offered after hours to accommodate people who are working to improve their skills or to learn a new trade that might increase their quality of life through better or additional employment opportunities.

Our Contact Details:

Centre Manager: Ntema Sihela

Phone : +264-67-222557
Fax : +264-67-222 558
Email :
Address : PO Box 918, Tsumeb
Main Street Extension, Old TCL Training Centre, Tsumeb

Courses Offered and Duration

Skill development is the core activity of the Centre and thus, the training is offered on an ad hoc basis in direct
response to the skills and income earning needs of the community.

COSDEC Tsumeb Driving Team

More About COSDEC Tsumeb

Vision and Mission


Entry Requirements

Business Development Support Centre

Services Offered

About Tsumeb


To be the preferred provider of community skills development training, to increase the income-earning capacity by developing entrepreneurial and essential skills and enhancing participation in micro and small enterprises.


To provide relevant practical skills training that includes business skills, entrepreneurship, and life skills, and to relate the training to opportunities in local economy in terms of demand for goods and services

Application starts in October each year and the registration in January the following year for the first [1st] intake.
The second [2nd] intake application and registration starts in June each year.
Application forms are available at the Centre, Regional Council and Constituency Offices.

Entry to COSDEC is based on flexible arrangements and affording chances to the majority of the targeted beneficiaries to access skills development opportunities. There are no compulsory educational requirements.

As its role in providing advice, training, general support to new and existing businesses, in a quest to facilitate economic success for local entrepreneurs and to encourage the development of such entities.

Located at COSDEC Tsumeb the Centre provides the following services:

  • Incubation Unit Support & Services
  • Business Training
  • External Training, Coaching and Mentoring
  • General and Administrative Support Services

Town: Tsumeb
Constituency: Tsumeb
Region: Oshikoto
Population of Tsumeb: 14,907 (Female – 7422 and Male – 7485)
Target Population (Youth and Previously Disadvantaged): Tsumeb, Oshivelo, Tsitsabis, Grootfontein

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