Addressing the pervasive skills shortage is not an easy task but a local company believes part of the solution lies in improved IT training.
"There is a direct need for 21st century job skills in developing countries like Namibia. Unfortunately, the solutions that currently exist are difficult to implement, require resources that are currently unavailable in urban areas and are prohibitively expensive. Quality education is an experience for all but beyond the reach of the vast majority of workers. It is vital for governments to overcome the barriers to large scale IT and Professional Development training efforts. Since it is not possible to send out thousands of expert instructors in these fields to every single developing nation, e-learning is a very practical alternative for the cost-efficient delivery of high quality workforce skills" said Moira Cloete of eSkill Learning.