The cohort was trained in painting, tiling and masonry, the skills which will help them compete on the labour market. Graduates received their certificates at the headquarters of IPRC- East in Ngoma District, last week.
The training was offered under ‘TVET partnership project’ programme supported by German Chamber of Skilled Crafts (CSC), the Association of Contractors (AEBTP), Workforce Development Authority (WDA) and IPRC East.
TVET stands for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.
The programme aims at skills and capacity development where students learn and they do internships in different companies through the programme known as ‘dual training’.
The Vice-Principal in charge of Academics and Training at IPRC-East, Eng. Rita Clemence Mutabazi said there is need for more in the programme to tackle the shortage of qualified employees on the labour market.
“We have witnessed the difference between existing teaching system and dual training. I am optimistic that if more efforts were invested in this programme, it would result in sustainable solution for qualified employees,” she said.
The ’TVET partnership project’ coordinator, Matti Tomingas affirmed that trainees are well skilled and urged them to choose either being employed, creating their own businesses or to continue learning.
The six-year project was launched in Rwanda in 2014 and will end in 2020.