National Skills Development and Employment Promotion Strategy (NSDEPS/NEP) Funds for Rapid Response Training (RRT): Call for Proposals

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Rapid Response Training (RRT) is one of the NSDEPS/NEP interventions which facilitate partnership between Private Sector and the Government of Rwanda to contribute to work-specific training linked to industries and enterprises.

This is done in order to address the rare skills challenges faced by investors where the Government avails the fund for the required training with emerging investment opportunities at the same time being flexible to redirect specialized training to the need of investors to acquire skilled personnel in specific sectors. It is against the above background that Rwanda Polytechnic is pleased to announce the call for proposals for 2020-2021 Fiscal Year, NSDEPS/NEP fund competition for Rapid Response Training (RRT).

Eligibility criteria:

• The applicants (companies/industries) should be the new investors or existing companies in Rwanda who are looking to hire new employees to support their business.

• Priority will be accorded to the training areas (trades) falling under manufacturing sector. • Priority will also be accorded to the applicants who will show the potential to expose the trained youth to the labour market.

• The applicants should be ready to cover at least 50% of the total training costs excluding value of equipment and comply with the government training financial support covering the remaining 50% which will be disbursed in 3 terms: 40% after start of the training, 30% in the middle of training and 30% after completion of training and signing employment contract of at least 70% of graduates for at least two (2) years.

• The Applicants must be ready to pay at least the net salary equivalent to 65,000Rfw for each employee after training completion.

The interested applicants are requested to download and fill the application form available on the RP Website: www.rp.ac.rw. The signed, stamped and scanned filled application forms and their attachments will be submitted to the following email address: nep@rp.ac.rw and copy to: rpnationalemploymentprogram@gmail.com not later than 6th October 2020 at 5:00PM.

For more information about criteria and procedures you can access the RRT Guidelines on www.rp.ac.rw and for more clarifications please call: 2244

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