WDA’s Jerome Gasana & Uwe Mayer, director coordination office in Kigali signing the MoU
Rhineland-Palatinate through its Coordination Office in Kigali on Tuesday March 19, 2013 signed a MoU with WDA to further support TVET in Rwanda.
Uwe Mayer the director of the coordination office in Kigali signed on behalf of the Rhineland-Palatinate while WDA was represented by the Director General Jerome Gasana.
The partnership is intended to support vocational training programs of VTCs and TSSs in construction or extension of small-scale training centers, the development of modular training concepts, cooperation and partnerships of vocational secondary schools or colleges (TSS in Rwanda and BBS in the Rhineland-Palatinate).
Following the 8th Joint Commission in Kigali in 2006 and the 9th Joint Commission in Mainz in 2010, the governments of Rhineland-Palatinate and Rwanda declared their intention to support vocational training activities.
They believe this to be one of the central tasks to create a sustainable future for the young generation in Rwanda.
The Partnership will attempt to contribute the competence of Rhineland-Palatinate craftsmanship, of the medium-sized enterprise sector, and of the Rhineland-Palatinate Chambers of Industry and Crafts to develop training and education programs oriented towards Dual Training objectives.
WDA says that it will require some intermediate steps which will be characterized mostly by practically oriented modular training concepts.
Signatories will make use of reverse Programs to allow training program graduates go to Rhineland-Palatinate for practical internships.
Inter-company vocational training centers in Rhineland-Palatinate and Vocational Training Centers in Rwanda are also to be motivated to cooperate as partners, similar to the school-twinning model.
Rhineland-Palatinate and Rwanda have been in partnership for more than 30 years. Their emphasis lies on the immediate interchange within the civil society of both countries.