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Request for Offers of Apprenticeship Opportunities in Energy Companies to Recent Graduates of Energy Sector Programs from Universities/Technical Colleges

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Request for Offers of Apprenticeship Opportunities in Energy Companies to Recent Graduates of Energy Sector Programs from Universities/Technical Colleges

The Women in Rwandan Energy (WIRE) Initiative is a two-year activity funded by the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative and implemented by the USAID-funded Power Africa East Africa Energy Program. The goal of WIRE is to promote women and girls’ participation and inclusion in the energy sector in Rwanda, including by expanding the pool of women workers.

One of the main activities of the WIRE activity is to implement an apprenticeship program for recent female graduates interested in pursuing careers in the energy sector. Therefore, WIRE is now inquiring amongst energy institutions, private sector companies and development partners with projects in the energy sector, if you are interested in providing apprenticeship opportunities that will prepare young women for careers in the sector.

WIRE will provide a stipend for the apprentices for a three-month period and will support you in finding an appropriate candidate who can contribute to your organization. With your support, we aim to provide up to 120 women with apprenticeship opportunities between 2020-2021. The first group of 23 apprentices is about to complete their apprenticeship and we are grateful to the ten organizations who offered placements in this first round. Apprenticeship placements will continue through July 2021.

In addition to providing apprenticeship opportunities, the (WIRE) initiative will offer workforce readiness skills training for all past and future apprentices to augment their technical experiences so that they are ready for employment in the energy sector.

Energy companies that wish to participate in this initiative, must contact East Africa Energy Program /WIRE at aiyakaremye@powerafrica-eaep.org  or call +250788331007 to get additional details on the application procedure, not later than December 18, 2020.

 

Please note that this opportunity is offered to public and private energy companies operating in Rwanda. Applications from companies which are not involved in energy sector as their primary business will not be considered