Finnish delegation visits IPRC Ngoma to build partnership

A delegation from Finland visited IPRC Ngoma on August 21, 2019 in the process of  establishing  partnership between the Polytechnic College  and the  Finish governmental vocational education institution TAKK (Tampere Adult Education Centre TAKK)   based in Tampere.

The visit was a step made towards establishing the partnership. The visiting delegation was composed of Mr Teppo Tapani, Principal of TAKK and his colleague Mr Timo Juntunen, and Mrs Maria Haapaniemi, CEO of Polar Partners Ltd, a Finish company that delivers the best educational experts from Finland that works with TAKK in the advancement of TVET.

The main items of the visit were introduction of both institutions and discussion, sharing about technical education and vocational training in both countries and especially in both schools, visit and presentation of electrical option and workshop, tour of the campus.

Fortum eNext , a Finland-based energy company  has signed a five-year agreement with Yumn Ltd in Rwanda, to build a peat power plant in Rwanda.

The  Fortum representatives have brought to TAKK and Polar Partners Ltd’s attention as their partner, the fact that they need competent workforce in Rwanda for the energy sector; especially in the technology of the peat power plant they are installing in Rwanda.

Against this background,  TAKK and Polar Partners have started building an education project in Rwanda where the intention is to identify a good vocational education partner in Rwanda to partner with TAKK in this project, start building the needed education programme for the energy sector needs, among other intentions.

IPRC Ngoma has expressed its interest to partner with TAKK in the education project mentioned above, and to establish a long term partnership in other sector of education especially in ICT.

The project intends to make a proper study on the comparability of the competences between Rwandan education system and the Finnish one for the energy sector, technological competences, identify a good vocational education partner in Rwanda to partner with TAKK in this project.

Another intention of the project is start building the needed education programme for the energy sector needs, to Rwanda, with a local partner and locally-based.