Skills development has been consistent at Kraatz – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, with its internship program that has played a significant part on the journey of students from the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT).
Nine (9) more NIMT students have just been taken on board the Kraatz internship program, to be groomed in preparation for the working environment by further developing their knowledge and skills. Specializing in Boiler-making, Welding, and Fitting & Turning, the interns will do their job attachment at Kraatz to gain practical experience necessary for the job market, and get exposure in the Industrial & Mining Division, Workshop, and also in the Marine & Offshore Division where they are exposed to the ship repair industry. Students on the program are mentored and coached by Master craftsmen in the engineering sector, both locally and internationally.
Kraatz Manager: Human Capital, Roberto January: “The Kraatz internship program continues to grow from strength to strength. This program forms an integral part of the Kraatz journey of being a catalyst for positive change in a country where skills shortage appears to be one of our significant challenges. We are also dedicated to adding value locally, and skills development is our contribution.”
Kraatz has invested in the skills development of 121 NIMT students since the introduction of its internship program in 2011.