The NamWater Vocational Training Centre which is well-known as "NamWater HRDC" is located on the premises of the Von Bach Water Treatment Plant, approximately six kilometers south of Okahandja town alongside the Okahandja - Windhoek main road.
The centre is registered with the Ministry of Education as a vocational training centre with a mandate of providing full-time vocational training (in both theory and practice) to Grade 10 or 12 school leavers with good record in core subject such Mathematics, English and Science. In addition, the centre is also offering skills upgrading in certain trades to employees who would like to upgrade their practical knowledge and skills in certain work-related fields.
The following trades are offered full-time at HRDC for a period of 3 years broken down into 3 levels of training:
- Auto Mechanic & Diesel
- Bricklaying & Plastering
- Carpentry & Joinery
- Electrician General
- Plumbing & Pipe Fitting
- Water & Wastewater Treatment (Water care)
- Office Administration
- Heavy Plant Operator