Partnership between schools and the industry was also stressed as a best option to enable students have Industrial Based Training (IBT) and attachment for quality training.
Minister Rwamukwaya further said that every school should have a business incubation center or a company that brings relevancy of skills offered with the labour market. Securing placement for internship is also to be a responsibility of schools, rather than being left for students.
WDA’s Chairman Board of Directors John Bonds Bideri commended the Government’s effort to increase access for more youth to join TVET. This is from 51,773 students in the year 2010 to 116,292 currently.
The overall best performing student Angelique Kakuze from Civil Engineering in the option of Surveying said that her ambition is to contribute towards Rwanda’s development in the area of construction.
“Rwanda is remarkably considered a fast growing nation and modern constructions are part of this drive, I hope to make a big contribution”, added Kakuze.
IPRC Kigali has a student population of 4,667 having grown from 209 in 2009. Programs in the advanced diploma level offered include Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics, Information and Communication technology and Mining Engineering.There are also crosscutting departments in English and Communication skills, Sceince department and training workshops department.