The move will see MKUR design relevant market driven programmes for RwandAir in order to train their staff at reasonable rates to be competitive in the global aviation industry. The university shall train and award degrees in Bachelors, Masters and other qualifications, as agreed by the parties and in line with local and international standards.
In a communication to the media, the Chairman, Board of Directors of Mount Kenya University Rwanda ltd Prof. Simon Gicharu hailed the partnership and promised to support the initiative for it to succeed and make it role a model in the East African region.
“We note with admiration the airline’s ambitious commitment to growth and offering quality service that has made it stand out as the airline of choice in the region. As a university committed to excellence and empowering generations through education, we want to be part of the airline’s continuous growth by offering quality training to its staff,” he said.
He said that Higher Education Institutions are encouraged to pursue industry linkages in their training programmes which will see the two parties promote mentoring, internship and hands-on learning opportunities for the aviation student.
“These relationships will assist in establishing career programmes and internships that will lead to well paying skilled jobs as well as economic development for the country,” Gicharu said.
Since its establishment in the country eight years ago, the university has entered into a host of M.O.Us with a variety of companies including Lemigo hotel in support of hospitality training.
With a state of the art campus in Kagarama, Kicukiro district, the University is aligning its programmes in support of Rwanda’s vision 2020.