The regional exhibitors participating in the 2013 TVET expo have expressed interest to develop collaboration with Rwanda’s training institutions.
Exhibitors from Uganda and Burundi made remarks after a visit to the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Center (IPRC-Kigali) located in Kicukiro district on December 2, 2013.
Ugandan exhibitors are from Nakawa Vocational Training Institution while those from Burundi participated on behalf of an association for technical and vocational training ‘APEFE’, a French acronym for ‘Association Pour la Promotion de l’Education et la Formation Etranger’.
The Principal of Nakawa Vocational Training Institute Musoke Matovu admired the government’s role in showing the young generation the way to sustain their lives through vocational and technical training.
According to him, identifying actors to drive this initiative is the best method all regional countries should use.
Therence Manirakiza a technical director from Kamenge technical secondary school in Burundi said its important all participating countries in the TVET expo share best experiences since the workforce especially in this region share common challenges.
Ugandan and Burundian exhibitors were taken around a carpentry workshop by a trainer at IPRC Kigali.
TVET is one way of transforming Rwanda into a middle income country by enabling many people mostly the youth to become self employed.