RP has the following main mission:

to prepare technical and vocational education curricula for their use at various technical and vocational training levels and submit them to the competent authority for approval;

to offer technical and vocational courses leading to certificate or diploma;

to provide science and technology based technical and vocational training as well as education which enable the beneficiary to create jobs for personal development and contribute to national development;

to carry out and promote research and technology in technical and vocational fields and disseminate their findings to foster national development;

to participate in the discovery, exchange and preservation of knowledge in  technical and vocational field ;

to promote education, culture and Rwandan values;

to impart knowledge required to provide technical and vocational education and apprenticeship training;

to offer in-service training to practitioners in various fields to develop their

technical and vocational skills;

to coordinate programmes and activities aimed at developing teaching and research staff within institutions of technical and vocational education, upgrade their knowledge and skills capacities and improve their management;

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to contribute to finding solutions to other problems related to national development;

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to cooperate and collaborate with other national, regional or international institutions with similar mission in order to

achieve its mission.