Green Enterprise Solutions, a Namibian information and communications technology (ICT) company, recently hosted a two-week induction for 25 trainees from Namibian tertiary institutions. These students represent the Namibia University of Science and Technology, the University of Namibia, Lingua College and the International University of Management.
The induction and the ensuing traineeship will build capacity amongst the students and give them real-world experience to enhance their theoretical knowledge.
The induction was conducted while adhering to all Covid-19 rules and regulations.
Green has created a fully-fledged programme that gives a hands-on educational framework for interns and young Namibian professionals, giving them experience in technical and administrative ICT programmes.
These include: Software development, infrastructure technologies, networking and cyber security.
It has been found that many Namibian tertiary students have limited options when it comes to internship opportunities, even though it is an academic requirement during their final year of studies before obtaining their respective qualifications.
This is one of the reasons that over the past 10 years to date, Green has hosted a number of students from tertiary institutions.
The duration of Green internships is between three to six months or longer, depending on the internship guide and requirements as well as performance of the interns.
At an induction session last week, Green’s managing director Kehad Snydewel highlighted that as a Namibian company, it is important to actively participate in this programme.
“Otherwise Namibia will not have local capable resources to contribute to the development of Namibia with bespoke ICT solutions and contribute to the further development of Namibia as a knowledge-based society,” he said.