The empowered youth will help change the mindset and raise the confidence among their colleagues and enable them shift from the spirit of job seeking to job creation. I addition, this program will produce a great number of business mentors with high skills of entrepreneurship, project planning and management. The Principal of IPRC East Dipl.-Ing. Ephrem Musonera said the programs fit in their community outreach activities.
''The secret in these programs is that they contribute to making future good technicians the country wants, who are skilled but particularly with cultural values and right professional attributes”, added Musonera.
The Deputy Director General in charge of Training at the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) Irenée Nsengiyumva said the Ministry of Education has reinforced career guidance as one way among others to ensure quality of education whereby a student chooses what he fits for.
Emmanuel Rwamukwaya representing parents encouraged others (parents) to send their children to such programs because they exhibit well their fruits. He added that what is more interesting is that the children not only get skills in TVET but are also taught Rwandan cultural values which inspire their way of life.
Parfaite Irimaso, a secondary school student who benefited from Make them Job Creators program expressed how this has helped her change her mindset and perception about the possibility in job creation as she aspires to become an entrepreneur.
The two youth programs at IPRC East also involve study tours in different parts of the country. This year, beneficiaries visited the Kigali Convention Center and the Special Economic Zone.