KESC discussed with companies & partners on how to curb unemployment in Kigali
Last week, the City of Kigali through its Kigali Employment service Centre (KESC) met companies and partners that attended the previous job fair. On agenda was one point of discussion: how to stenghten their partnership in order to reduce unemployment in the City.
Mr Aloys Niyonsaba, KESC centre Manager said: “This breakfast meeting is a chance to share ideas on how we can improve our services and get to know other existing opportunities for our job seekers”.
Ms. Anna Mugabo the Head of National Employment Programs Coordination Department in Capacity Development and Employment Service Board (CESB) said that the main objective of the Job Net is to allow job seekers get access to information that may lead them to jobs in different companies. She requested employers in private sector or public institutions to give chance to fresh graduates by providing them with professional internships to increase their chances of employability.
Ms Patricia Muhongerwa, the Vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs in the City of Kigali emphasized the need to combine efforts to fight against unemployment especially among youth and fresh graduates. “I call upon the privet sector to create more jobs for our youth” She added.
One of employers lamented that many fresh graduates lack skills to perform their duties once recruited. She requested universities and other institutions of higher learning to design relevant curricula in order to equip Rwandan students with relevant skills needed on the labour market.
Kigali Employment Service Centre is an Employment initiative of the City of Kigali in partnership with MIFOTRA and other stakeholders. It is located in Kimisagara One Stop Youth Centre. It was launched in 2013 with a mission to link jobseekers with potential employers, offer self-employment trainings to Job seekers not forgetting career guidance.