Mapping out energy industry focused vocational training needs and partners in Rwanda
This goal of this feasibility study was to explore the opportunities to create a multi-stakeholder partnerships between Rwanda and Finland for the 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 about 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 a energy industry focused vocational education and training centre with multi-stakeholder cooperation. The challenge is to create a sustainable and beneficial model for the 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 including meetings with several educational institutions, chambers of commerce, development agencies, Ministries and companies.
- Final report and a project plan how to create a permanent Rwandan – Finnish vocational and business development centre in Rwanda.
Partners in the project: Tampere Adult Education Centre (TAKK), Finnpartnership and Fortum Oyj.