The skills training centre in Kigali has progressively developed and expanded over the last few years. It is housed in a new and well-equipped building and embraces training in the following practical skills, construction, tailoring, catering and hairdressing. Over 100 young people, for whom further education is not appropriate, attend the centre each day. The courses normally run for one year although there are, in certain circumstances, opportunities to train for two years. Apart from the practical skills detailed above all students receive further training in English, maths and computing.
The Rwandan economy has developed significantly in the recent past and there are real opportunities for those who are equipped with a practical skill to find meaningful employment.
The Workforce Development Agency has officially approved the Training Centre for government accreditation. The Centre hopes to add welding to its accredited courses.