Vocational education analysis in Rwanda

Mapping out vocational training needs and partners for the energy industry

Polar Partners conducted a feasibility study to explore the opportunities for creating 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 had been identified earlier, and the vision is supported by the Rwandan and Finnish stakeholders from the energy sector, private companies, and education sector.

Country: Rwanda
Actions:– Analyzing the current needs in vocational education for the energy industry
– Mapping partners and building network
– Visits to Rwanda
Results:– Gained overall understanding of the energy sector
– Identified the future skill gaps and employability needs
– Discovered partners with the same vision
Period:May 2019 – December 2019

Conducting 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 was to create a sustainable and beneficial model for collaboration that will ensure success in the future.

The project included three phases:

  1. Desk study of the current vocational skill gaps, future trends, and current Rwandan stakeholders in vocational education and competence development sectors.
  2. Field study in Rwanda that included meetings with several educational institutions, chambers of commerce, development agencies, Ministries, and companies.
  3. Final report and 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.

Project manager:

Maria Haapaniemi

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