Mapping out energy industry-focused vocational training needs and partners in Rwanda
The goal of this feasibility study was to explore the opportunities to create a multi-stakeholder partnership between Rwanda and Finland for energy-focused vocational education and training.
The need for a permanent vocational education and training center has been identified earlier and the vision is supported by the Rwandan and Finnish stakeholders from the energy sector, private companies, and education sector.
|Actions:||– Analyzing the current needs in energy industry-focused vocational education|
– Mapping partners and building network
– Visits to Rwanda
|Results:||– Overall understanding of the energy sector|
– Identifying the future skill gaps and employability needs
– Finding partners with the same vision
|Period:||May 2019 – December 2019|
Polar Partners team conducted a field study in Rwanda
The long-term vision was to create an energy industry-focused vocational education and training center with multi-stakeholder cooperation. The challenge is to create a sustainable and beneficial model for collaboration that will prosper in the future.
The project included three phases:
- A desk study of the current vocational skill gaps, future trends, and current Rwanda stakeholders in vocational education and competence development sectors.
- Field study in Rwanda included meetings with several educational institutions, chambers of commerce, development agencies, Ministries, and companies.
- Final report and a project plan on how to create a permanent Rwandan – Finnish vocational and business development center in Rwanda.
Partners in the project: Tampere Adult Education Centre (TAKK), Finnpartnership, and Fortum Oyj.