TVET schools and Business tipped on better and well-cooked pitches on WB fund

Technical and Vocatioanl EducationT raining Schools and business that are smearing for the skills development fund from World Bank (WB) have been tipped on better and well-cooked pitches, that have to positively impacting young Rwandan.

From three windows they have applied from over 148 TVET schools and companies that have make it to the final applying stage that have applied for the skills development grant from Word Bank through Workforce Development guided with the skills to applying for their proposals.

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The grant is menat to help TVET schools and business, which will offer internship and apprenticership the youth and align them with local demand and opportunities and to allow people who have acquired their competences through informal or non-formal training to get certified through Recognition of Prior Learning.

“We are looking for the grant to help us to train well and rapidly the young people to create their own jobs,” said Vestine Mukeshimana, the head of Centre Diosain des Jeunnes China Keitetsi TVET School in Gicumbi district.

According to the program management, out of 342 contenders for the grant that were initially applied, only 148 have made it on the final stage of submitting their final proposal, with many of them disqualified by submitting the proposals that are not reflecting on what they are doing on ground.  

The windows that the aspiring business and schools for the fund include Specific provisions for rapid response training, which meant to address skills gaps experienced by companies in the formal sector and to promote their collaborations with training institution, and  Out-Of-School Youth window, which meant for the to provide out-of-school youth with practical skills for work in labour-intensive trades the aspiring applicants are eager to up taking the community employability by helping you people to have some skills.

Through the apprenticeship and internship, the program meant to give beneficiaries and graduates with an opportunity to acquire labour market relevant skills. Applicants are supposed to be companies/industries and training institutions.

"The selection criteria are clear and fathomable. We will select the best projects that are going to positively affect lives of the Rwandan youth at large,” said Abdallah Nzabandora, the National Employment Program manager, who also is overseeing the implementation of the program.

The World Bank funded Skills Development Program will co-finance short-term training for workers who are in the process of being employed by the applicant or existing workers in the applicant’s business that need to be upgraded with skills to improve their productivity.

The support was provided under the Rwanda Priority Skills for Growth (PSG) program, with the major component- Skills Development Fund II being implemented by WDA and its main objective to minimizing the skills gaps experienced by private business operators by rapidly increasing the supply of kills in high demand in the labour market and to ease the entry of new entrants to the labour market by providing them with the labour market- relevant skills.

The grant is preordained for the TVET schools together with the business that have tabled the proposals of serving young people to tap into job creation sector, and the grant they will be entitled for will be determined by the size and type of the program submitted.

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