The overall goal of PROMOST is to contribute to increased employment and income generation for the rural population in the Great Lakes Region by improving their access to quality and labor market oriented vocational training. The reform of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system plays a crucial role in achieving Rwanda's target of overcoming poverty.
Improving the Rwandan Vocational Training System
Considering the relatively underdeveloped state of the Rwandan TVET system, on top of the shortage of technically skilled workers in the private sector, the first phase of the 12-year program aims to support the Government's efforts to improve access, quality and relevance of the TVET system. The three years’ project phase of the twelve-year program will work at different sections of the Rwandan TVET system, with a special focus on non-formal and informal vocational training at the provincial, district and sector levels.
Construction of a New Training Centre
One of the outcomes of this program is increasing access of the rural population in the Western Province to a more diversified and equitable TVET system, especially the disadvantaged target groups and women. This will be achieved through - among other initiatives - the construction and equipping of a new Vocational Training Centre in the Nyabihu District in Rwanda.
The new center will provide training in culinary art, food processing, welding and leather craft. Swisscontact - in close collaboration with the Rwanda Workforce Development Authority - will support the center by training the trainers and building capacity. The completion is scheduled for June 2017.