Two of Manica Group Namibia’s CATS students, Agnes Mukuve and Hellena Ruben were among eight others who graduated from the programme. They completed their two year programme to earn a Diploma in Applied Business Process Management. One of the speakers at the event, Tim Parkhouse of the Namibian Employers Federation urged the community and companies to invest and support CATS. “This dual training system is beneficial to the student and the companies at large. The involvement of the Namibian Training Authority in the programme also has a positive impact on the future of the program in Namibia,” he said.
Established in 2005 the Commercial Advancement Training Scheme (CATS) is a two-year programme providing training to both school leavers and employees wishing to further their professional careers. The training involves theoretical and in-service training covering various aspects of business administration, including Accounting, Logistics, Commercial Law, Ethics, Leadership, Retail Management, Information Competence, Communication Skills, Project Management and Life Skills. Over the last ten years over 30 companies have invested in CATS with more than 200 students having entered the programme to become part of a skilled and innovative workforce.