DAPP Vocational Training School commenced its activities in September 1991. The school was built then partly by its own students as a part of Onambelela DAPP Centre, which is located along the Main Road from Oshakati to Ruacana, 80 km from Oshakati and 10 km before Outapi. Establishing the school was an investment into the future, since its aim is to develop human resources - one of the most valuable resources of any country.
The DAPP Vocational Training School aims to educate young Namibians as crafts men and women. The curriculum contains general knowledge, theory and practice. This gives the trainees an opportunity to learn technical skills and to gain experience that empowers them to enter the job market. They are also encouraged to start up their own business and to create employment for other people as well.
The school are training multi-skilled students who also learn to represent a positive attitude and care for their communities and learn to work together to accomplish a common goal. Students are engaged in maintaining cleaning their own school, take part in growing vegetables for own consumption and take responsibility for planning evening and weekend programmes as well as cultural events. The Vocational Training Centre welcomes school leavers from all over Namibia
The school offers the following courses at level 1 and level 2:
• Bricklaying and Plastering
• Business and Secretarial studies
• Community Development Level
• ICT Level 1
• Short courses in Computers and Bricklaying
• A Small Business Information Centre for small business people.
• Hosting workshops and training for different groups of people with catering and accommodation services.
The Vocational Training School is funded by Ministry of Education through the Namibian Training Authority (NTA) and is registered with Ministry of Education.