TVET EXPO 2015: Innovations linked to people’s expectations

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Minister of state for TVET cutting the ribbon to open the TVET expo with other officials

The minister of state for TVET, Eng. Albert Nsengiyumva was impressed by innovations in irrigation, construction and energy showcased by exhibitors and expressed satisfaction that innovations and technologies will connect skills with employment and improve life of people to live a better life.

He added that technical and vocational training should equip learners with the relevant skills to create jobs. He was speaking at the official opening of the 4th edition of TVET expo which takes place in Gikondo, Expo grounds from 2nd October 2015. This year’s expo is organised under the theme “TVET, my skills, my future.”

He added that technical and vocational training should equip learners with the relevant skills to create jobs. This year’s expo is expected to bring together about 250 exhibitors, both local and international.

Speaking at the occasion, the chief advocacy at the PSF, Mr. Gérard Nkusi Mukubu said that TVETs are the fastest way to create more jobs and reduce unemployment rate.

He said that TVET creates more employment generating businesses with now competent workers. He added that this exhibition will be an opportunity for TVET schools and other companies to showcase, advertise and sell their products. He also called upon participants at the TVET expo to encourage others to join TVET through showcasing achievements.

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In a press interview, Mr. Mukubu announced another exhibition scheduled in December 2015 for Rwandan made products adding that the main purpose of this event is to encourage to sensitise consumers to buy local products in order to reduce trade deficit and increase exports.

TVET expo one of the three major activities that mark the TVET week including TVET symposium from 6th to 7th and the Africa ministerial conference on TVET bringing together Ministers in charge of Technical Vocational Education and Training due to take place on 8th October 2015 .

This exhibition was jointly organized by the Ministry of Education through Workforce Development Authority (WDA) and Rwanda Private Sector Federation. The closing ceremony is scheduled on Thursday 8th October 2015 beginning at 3:00PM.