On 21st June 2019, at Nobleza Hotel, held a Hospitality & Tourism & Career Fair for H&T students and graduates from public and private IPRCs. The event was organized by Rwanda Polytechnic (RP) and Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (CoT) through GIZ Hanga Ahazaza (HA).
One of the stipulated measures in GIZ Hanga Ahazaza (HA)’s agreement with the MasterCard Foundation (MCF) is to support career guidance at IPRCs. In this context, the annual operational plan includes the activity to carry out an H&T Job & Career Fair for H&T students and graduates from public and private IPRCs.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic Dr. James Gashumba gave special thanks to the organizers efforts that make the event more fruitful.
Dr. James Gashumba said that it is better when education institutions work hand in hand with private sectors where Education Institutions provide skills and the private sectors provide jobs.
Dr. Gashumba urged Hospitality &Tourism students and graduates from public and private IPRCs to be more proactive and engage companies to get job.
“You need to take initiative and be more proactive and engage companies in order to get job.’’ Dr. Gashumba urged Hospitality &Tourism students and graduates.
The Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Poyltechnic Dr.James Gashumba urged Hospitality and Tourism students to engage companies to get job
Mr. Amiable Rutagarama, Chairperson of Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (CoT) said
that they are ready to work hand in hand with Education Institution as they hire students from those institutions and help some to create their own businesses. He added that they set to give any support needed to promote Hospitality & Tourism career in Rwanda.
One of students from University of Tourism , Technology and Business said that they decided to join hand in building partnership with private sectors and exposure their skills so that they get jobs not only this also but also to support their families and building the country in general.
The H&T Job & Career Fair for IPRCs (hereinafter referred to Job & Career Fair) aims at providing a platform for employers and job seekers or students seeking job orientation to meet and to share job & career information. The fair also supports students and graduates to get a better orientation to the labour market.
Graduates and last year students were invited to introduce themselves to companies. The companies also made an exhibition and provided important information about employer’s expectations for job seekers and the strategic H&T framework, which will determine the human resources demand in the future.
Selected training providers presented their study and training programmes to give students and graduates an overview which further education opportunities are available in the H&T sector. Moreover, MasterCard Foundation HA partners provided an overview about business development and access to finance products which might be interesting for those students and graduates who plan to set up their own businesses.
Partipants are students and graduates from public and private IPRCs