Rubengera Technical Secondary School

The Rubengera Technical Secondary School (RTSS) is an accredited, private technical secondary school for carpentry and wood technology based in Rubengera/Karongi District. The school leverages the concept of ‘Dual Integrated Technical Training’ (DITT), a professional, technical approach to skills development.
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Year launched: 
2013
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Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
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Implementer: 
Abaja ba Kristo (Community of Protestant Sisters)
Cambridge Education [Fund Manager]
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Rubengera/Karongi District
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Program Description: 

 

This program was piloted with support from the Innovation for Education Fund, a partnership between the Governments of Rwanda and the UK, managed by Cambridge Education

 

Thie Rubengera Technical Secondary School (RTSS) is an accredited, private technical secondary school for carpentry and wood technology based in Rubengera/Karongi District. The school started operating early in 2013.

RTSS has been established the concept of ‘Dual Integrated Technical Training’ (DITT). DITT is a professional technical approach to training, where trainings in the workshop are developed together with active professionals. The aim is for students to learn while producing goods for the market. It combines theoretical instruction with practical skills acquisition involving professionally qualified technicians inside the school, which enables students to produce high quality products.

The DITT concept is a new approach in Rwanda with its origin in the German dual training system adapted to the Rwandan TVET situation and needs.The project strives to achieve higher technical and personal skills development for students by applying the DITT concept and using cost-effective appropriate technologies in combination with innovative training (and training materials) and continuous professional development for trainers. This provides young people with knowledge and skills which are relevant for employment, self-employment or further studies.

The project also aims to include more girls in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). In addition to supporting the carpentry and wood technology units, the IfE grant was also used to establish and run a community pavilion to support local community members to develop their ICT and English language knowledge and skills through participating in non-formal training opportunities.

Highlighting Innovation: 
The “dual integrated technical training” (DITT) approach means that a professional technical production unit is integrated in the training program with personal trainers focused on interaction supporting the specified TVET goals and inclusive education.
Key Challenges: 
The core challenge is to provide young people with knowledge and skills which are relevant for employment, self-employment or further studies with a special interest on areas that lack infrastructure, training facilities and employment opportunities.