What is CATS?

The Commercial Advancement Training Scheme (CATS) is a unique business administration skills development programme that combines theoretical learning and practical experience in the workplace. Our vision is to proactively meet the education and training needs of the industry, empower young people and contribute to Namibia becoming a competitive global player featuring a skilled and educated workforce.

CATS is a joint creation of the Southern African and German Chambers of Commerce. Founded in 1985 and transferred to the Namibian context in 2004.

Read more on CATS history, philosophy, benefits of the programme, recruiting and costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any enquiries.

Join CATS, build the future

Info for Companies and Institutions

Your contribution in CATS means a step forward in your Corporate Social Responsibility but also an improvement in you human resources. Read about the benefits CATS can bring to your company or institution.

The program continues to grow but there is always room for more and with many options of how to get involved, there’s never been a better time to join us.

Who Else Is a CATS partner?

Transworld Cargo, Cymot, African Business Investments, Manica Group Namibia, Maersk Namibia, Namibian Engineering Corporation, DHL, Transnamib Holdings Limited, African Marketing and many more...

Info for Students and Candidates

Enter a programme that qualifies you for a brilliant future career. Learning fundamental commercial training, earning when you learn and with modern and comprehensive tools to always assist you.

Read more about the benefits CATS can bring to you as a trainee! Also get more information on the ongoing selection process, the requirements and the schedules.

The Programme Description

CATS is a 2-year commercial skills development and traineeship programme that combines 4 days/week of practical experience in a company and 1 1/2 days/weeks of theoretical learning at the Polytechnic of Namibia. An overview of this "dual system" can be found here.

Since 1985, more than 1,600 students have graduated from CATS in South Africa and Namibia, with the contribution of 360 companies and institutions.

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News

  • 2014 GRADUATION CEREMONY 4 days 22 hours ago
    Well done! Seven young men and women celebrated the completion of the Commercial Advancement Training Scheme (CATS) at Hotel Thule on Thursday, 2nd of October 2014. For two years they have been trained by one of the CATS member companies while studying at...
  • AZ Press Release on CATS Graduation 3 days 20 hours ago
    http://www.az.com.na/wirtschaft/gut-ausgebildet-theorie-und-praxis.420907

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