The Rwanda Education Board, (REB) in partnership with the Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) and Kuder, Inc., hosted the Rwanda Summit on National Career Guidance today in Kigali.
The event provided an opportunity for over 450 attendees including policymakers, educators, and leading experts to assess the nation’s progress in establishing a formal framework to support Rwandan students’ career development.
The theme of the Summit, “Bridging Education to Economic Development,” sought to explore the ways in which cross-sector partnerships can bring about improvements to skilled human capital, streamline the pathways from education to careers, and ultimately form a Rwandan workforce equipped to compete in a global economy.
Delegates were drawn from the public and private sectors, including those working in schools and universities, careers advisors, employers, and those with an interest in developing and sustaining Rwanda’s National Talent Pipeline. The Rwanda Career Planning System (RCPS), powered by Kuder® is a national education and career guidance pilot system that aligns Rwanda’s students with best-suited career opportunities and serves as the driving component of this National Talent Pipeline.
Dr. Spencer Niles, senior vice president of research for Kuder, delivered the Summit’s keynote address. MINEDUC's Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Isaac Munyakazi, and Kuder President & CEO Phil Harrington, as well as students, also spoke at the event.
“Kuder is thrilled to have a seat at the table in Rwanda’s efforts to streamline the education sector and cultivate a knowledge-based society,” said Harrington.
Bailey Rowell, vice president of international business development for Kuder, welcomes Summit attendees.