TVET Phase 2

A general consensus has developed that Rwanda, as other developing countries, faces challenges including the liberalization of the market, rapid innovations in technology, and the importance of knowledge to a country’s competitive advantage.

Against these pressures, countries are turning to their education and training systems as part of the solution for dealing with a whole range of social and economic issues. In light of this, the Government of Rwanda has undertaken significant steps to strengthen TVET.

The new direction for TVET is oriented towards the world of work and the acquisition of competency-based employable skills. This change is necessary to train the skilled and entrepreneurial workforce that Rwanda needs to create wealth.

TVET will respond to the needs of different industries, and also to the different training needs of learners from different socio-economic backgrounds. TVET will seek to ensure equitable access and outcomes for men and women, boys and girls,and vulnerable groups. TVET in close collaboration with the private sector the key to building this type of technical and entrepreneurial workplace.

The TVET-BiWe Partnership Project contributes to the Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan goal increased equitable access to relevant, high-quality, demand-driven TVET programmes. Young women and men at the sites of Kigali, Kayonza and Byumba will develop their employability by participating in dual vocational training courses of SOS Rwanda and other vocational schools.

These youth have a vulnerable family background and most of them are school drop-outs or cannot go for further studies. So, the acquisition of technical skills will help them to get employed and/or self-employed so as to improve their socio-economic living conditions and their families.

Status of the target group
Single youth with the age of 16 -24 from vulnerable families

Long-term dual training for one year in the Location of Kigali
80 youth who have at least successfully completed Senior 3

Short-term qualifications in Locations of Kayonza and Byumba
160 youth

External partners: BildungsWerk (BiWe)
Central level partners: MIFOTRA, RTB, NESA
Districts: Kayonza, Gicumbi.


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