Beijing Forever Technology to Introduce Heavy-Equipment Program in Bugesera

Workforce Development Authority in partnership with Beijing Forever Technology signed an MOU to establish a heavy equipment academy in Rwanda.

Speaking at the signing event Jerome Gasana, director general (WDA) said that the program will provide students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as an operator in the heavy equipment industry.

The course will commence in March.  Instruction will include a combination of classroom theory and practical experience.

“It’s an opportunity for Rwandan youth to make a very livable wage after completing the program,” said Gasana.

In Rwanda, about 80 per cent of heavy plant operators are either foreigners or old Rwandans which is a clear indication of how the construction sector has been lacking such skilled personnel.

He also noted that students will learn basic background in construction skills and how to operate heavy equipment with classroom and hands-on training.

 “We believe it’s going to provide great promise for students and also the economic development of the area and the overall quality of life for all who live and work here,” he said.

The program includes the operation of backhoes, bulldozers, excavators and other types of equipment. With experienced, professional instructors we plan to prepare truly valuable operators with the real world skills, knowledge and certification necessary to succeed in the industry.

According to Wang Jin, the director of Beijing Forever the heavy-equipment operations program will be delivered in a way that the “hands on” learner can really grasp. Forever Technology is a listed company in Beijing Zhongguancun Energy Internet sector.

 As a leading company enterprises of China smart grid informatization, based on information technology, internet of things technology and concept, the company also provides industrial chain solutions of investment and financing, planning consulting, design, procurement, construction, operation management.

It is expected that the hands -on-skill acquired will lead to notable improvement in the handling of construction machine by the trainees and to improve productivity for their employers.