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

COSDEC Tsumeb Driving Team

Structured Courses

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

  • Bricklaying and Plastering
  • Plumbing and Pipefitting
  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Business Services (Office Administration and Computing)
  • Joinery and Cabinet Making
  • Hospitality and Tourism (L3)
  • Clothing design and Textile Production

(Level 1 and 2)

Short Courses

The short courses are designed to provide skills training in a short period of time from 1 week to 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.

  • COSDEC Tsumeb has been Accredited by NQA and is registered with NTA.

Centre Manager: Ntema Sihela

Phone: +264 67 222557
Fax: +264 67 222 558
Address: P. O. Box 918, Tsumeb
Main Street Extension, Old TCL Training Centre, Tsumeb

The Business Development Support Centre (BDSC)

The Centre has 3 SME incubation units, which are given to entrepreneurs for a period of one year, to help them start or grow their small business and they are being provided with business mentorship, trainings and other support services. Under the (BDSC) the centre does external projects related to all the trades to increase the income of the centre. The BDSC give business training, coaching and mentoring to the community and everyone who is interested.


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

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.

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