NWR offers tourism training
NWR’s Khorixas Rest Camp and the Gross Barmen Resort now offer five national vocational certificates.
01 October 2021 | Tourism
Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) says it is now able to train and certify its employees and potential students for vocational qualifications in tourism.
NWR’s Khorixas Rest Camp in the Kunene Region and the Gross Barmen Resort in Otjozondjupa now offer five Namibia Training Authority (NTA) registered national vocational certificates, starting from Level 2 to Level 3.
The two facilities, which NTA recently registered and accredited for three years, will be able to cater to the growing hospitality needs of Namibia as a prime tourist destination.
The NTA registration and accreditation is a culmination of various efforts by NWR to realign its two establishments to be the official training facilities under the NWR brand, but will be operated under Namibia Wildlife Resorts Hospitality Institute (NWR Hi).
According to NWR, through the courses on offer, the area of service delivery within the company will now be systematically addressed to ensure that going forth, the organisation is in a better position to serve its guests.
Managing director Dr Matthias Ngwangwama said he is thrilled about this milestone.
“Throughout the years, NWR has observed the need to create an in-house training institution to mitigate the cost that we incur when we send our employees for training. The certification by NTA will provide our employees with the opportunity to upskill themselves, as well as Namibians with interest in the hospitality industry”.
The two training facilities under NWR Hi will begin by offering the following national vocational certificates in hospitality and tourism: Accommodation services and food and beverages services: Level 2, front office operations: Level 3, housekeeping operations: Level 3, food and beverage operations: Level 3 as well as core commercial cookery skills: Level 3.
The minimum number of trainees for these qualifications will be 10, and the maximum 20, and each qualification will be offered on a full-time, face-to-face basis.