The first of many Mobile Employment Services provided countrywide through buses started today in Musanze District reaching out to over 200 youths.
The buses used by RDB (Rwanda Development Board), through its Chief Skills Office support the already existing Employment Service Centres located in Musanze, Kigali and Huye regions by reaching out to the unemployed in remote areas of the country.
This is in line with the government’s target to curb unemployment and create 1.5 million jobs by 2024.
They are equipped with laptops and printers, allowing people to search for jobs on RDB’s online job portal, kora.rw as well as receive career guidance from employment professionals.
Addressing the youth today, Gilbert Agaba from the Chief Skills Office at RDB said:
“This mobile centres for employment will enable the youth to understand the required skills needed on the labour market as we seek to increase employment opportunities. In addition, through this platform, information is packaged in such a way that both jobseekers and employers can find the right job matches.”