Partner Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has made an ambitious target of creating 214,000 off-farm jobs every year. This can only be achieved through skills training and support of the youth through skills & innovation competition aimed at equipping young men and women with competitive and employable hands-on skills. It is in this regard that SOS Children’s Village Rwanda in collaboration with a German partner Biwe-Sequa through BMZ funds has kicked-off a three years TTVET (2020-2023) project. 80 students will conduct a dual training in Electricity while other 240 will have to conduct a short training in Sales and Customer care. The theoretical part will take place at SOS Technical secondary school based at Kagugu and the practical session will be done in partner’s companies and institutions.
As a results, the implementation of the proposed PartnerAfrica project, which, starting by an improvement in the training offers (via a more practice and demand-oriented design of vocational training in the form of full and short vocation qualification) and a stronger commitment of the companies to the practical part of the training, should increase the employability of the graduates and thus achieve a positive effects for Rwanda.

80 apprentices in Electrical (30 % female = 24)
240 apprentices in short term training in sales and customer care (30 % female = 72)

External partners
BMZ, Sequa
Association des Entrepreneurs du Bâtiment et Travaux Publics (AEBTP)
Electrical companies
DPs and NGOs

Central level partners
MINEDUC, Rwanda TTVET BOARD (RTB), National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA)

Gasabo, Kayonza, Gicumbi and Nyamagabe

Demand-oriented training of skilled workers leading to more and better employment opportunities


The conditions have been created to provide training with dual elements in two occupational fields with good employment prospects and employment-promoting short-term qualifications
Initial vocational training in two occupational fields and job-promoting short qualifications are carried out with a high proportion of practical training
Graduates are supported in their professional development through mechanisms of competence testing in practice, labor market integration and entrepreneurship training.


• At least three in-service industrial liaison officers in each of the part-time vocational schools are selected and qualified to accompany the trainees and the companies before, during and after the in-company competence test.
• At least 10 vocational school teachers at the selected TVET schools are trained in the qualification of the selected occupational profiles and provide training in accordance with the current state of the art
• At least 15 industrial liaison officers or vocational school teachers have received further training on vocational pedagogical methods that increase employability and, in some cases, on instruments of job placement and business start-ups.
• At least 150 youths or young adults have completed a practice-oriented preparatory vocational training in electrical or (automotive) engineering (of which at least 20 % are women) and receive a certificate recognized by RTB
• At least 450 young people and young adults (of whom at least 30% are women) without employment have participated in and successfully completed further training measures to promote employment
• At least 80% of the participants surveyed who had undergone a competence analysis before the qualification measure rated the instrument as helpful for their own vocational orientation
• At least 50 in-company trainers were trained using the established RTB curriculum.
• 80% of the participating companies confirm in a survey that the training was accompanied in an appropriate way by the industrial liaison officers
• 70% of participants are in employment or self-employed six months after completion of the competence test 75% of the companies issue positive job references for participants in the competence test and confirm the high practical relevance of the training courses and the employability of the graduates


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