In a bid to promote technical and vocational skills in Western Province, Rusizi district held an exhibition showcasing the achievements of youths in TVETs.
The exposition was mainly attended by youth in art and crafts compositions, the youth in Rusizi district and Western province in general were encouraged to join TVETS institutes to be job creators instead of job seekers.
Frederic Mutangana the Deputy Director of IPRC West asked the “youth need to learn technical skills because they offer people direct employment unlike theoretical education which creates job seekers instead of job creators”.
According to Irene Nsengiyumva, the deputy director of Workforce Development Authority (WDA) said that Rwanda’s education vision is to teach youth how to work through teaching them technical and vocational skills.
Among the participants included over 80 entrepreneurs, and different traders from seven districts in the country showcased their compositions in this exposition.
The mayor of Rusizi Oscar Nzeyimana also told the youth that most of the developed nations in the developed world based their development on technical work than white collar jobs.
Officials say that TVT exhibition which whopped 40ma visitors and also attracted over 55000 visitors from Rwanda. This exhibition was sponsored by SWISSCONTACT in partnership with IPRC WEST.