Mapping out vocational training needs and partners for the energy industry
Polar Partners conducted a feasibility study to explore the opportunities for creating a multi-stakeholder partnership between Rwanda and Finland for energy-focused vocational education and training.
The need for a permanent vocational education and training center had been identified earlier, and the vision is supported by the Rwandan and Finnish stakeholders from the energy sector, private companies, and education sector.
|Actions:||– Analyzing the current needs in vocational education for the energy industry|
– Mapping partners and building network
– Visits to Rwanda
|Results:||– Gained overall understanding of the energy sector|
– Identified the future skill gaps and employability needs
– Discovered partners with the same vision
|Period:||May 2019 – December 2019|
Conducting a field study in Rwanda
The long-term vision was to create an energy industry-focused vocational education and training center with multi-stakeholder cooperation. The challenge was to create a sustainable and beneficial model for collaboration that will ensure success in the future.
The project included three phases:
- Desk study of the current vocational skill gaps, future trends, and current Rwandan stakeholders in vocational education and competence development sectors.
- Field study in Rwanda that included meetings with several educational institutions, chambers of commerce, development agencies, Ministries, and companies.
- Final report and project plan on how to create a permanent Rwandan-Finnish vocational and business development center in Rwanda.
Partners in the project: Tampere Adult Education Centre (TAKK), Finnpartnership, and Fortum Oyj.