Rwanda Government has always fought the problem through various initiatives such as promoting Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), supporting startups, and more but unemployment persists hard, currently standing at 21% in the country.
Joining in the government’s efforts, Saltel Ltd has introduced courses, in Kigali, that help ICT graduates to upgrade their skills, improve their competence at the labour market and empower them for job creation.
François Regis Byiringiro, founder and managing director of Saltel Ltd, told IGIHE that he got an idea of training graduates after days of lacking competent employees in ICT to help him execute the tenders he has been winning.
“We have been having a lot of work on tenders and looking for people to help us. However, we engaged many people who demonstrated theoretical understanding of the work but lacking practical skills. We have had to train them first for at least one month and that delays our business operations,” said Byiringiro.
The problem pushed him to start Saltel Technical Training and Innovation Center, a firm that upgrades skills of graduates in Computer Sciences, Electronics and Electricity.
Byiringiro founded Saltel in 2011 but the company has now embarked on a new commitment of offering skills in maintenance of electronics, installing cable network and surveillance cameras in the houses, fixing telephones in offices (PABX) and courses about Windows server, all empowering learners to immediately get out for work at the completion.
“We look up to partnering with the government in the fight against unemployment. We want to offer our contribution so that ICT graduates find jobs or create their own. They did important courses, it is up to them now to make use of the knowledge they acquired,” he said.
Saltel is also offering supplementary lessons about tender bidding and negotiation, customer care and career guidance.
Saltel has recently scooped Smart Services Awards in appreciation of unrivalled ICT services the company is offering.
Registration is currently underway for an intake starting on 15th January, 2018.
For further information, you can visit Saltel’s Official site