Youth un-employment is one of the biggest problems facing Uganda as a country today. This is majorly because of the relevant skills gap required by the labour market. Youth unemployment poses a serious political, economic, and social challenge to the country and its leadership. The cycle is making it increasingly difficult for Uganda to break out of poverty.
In an a effort to contribute towards solving youth un employment in Uganda, Renewable Energy Business Incubator Ltd(REBi) designed interventions resulting towards increased employability among the youth and young adults through promotion of vocational training and skillings enhancement in Renewable Energy(RE).
As part of the designed skills enhancement program, REBi signed partnership agreements with three Technical Vocation Education Training Institutions (TVETs) namely Uganda Technical College (UTC) Kichwamba campus, UTC Bushenyi campus and Buganda Royal Institute of Business and Technical Education (BRIBTE) to equip youth with technical and vocational skills that are relevant for the labour market.
In addition, as part of the strategic designed interventions, REBi offered partial scholarships to 50(08 females and 42 males) students perusing Diplomas in engineering with a passion in Renewable Energy from the three (3) TVETs. As a key output of the interventions, 31 students on the scholarship program have so far graduated with Honors from UTC Kichwamba and Buganda Royal Institute of Business and Technical Education Mengo. The 15 are expected to graduate from UTC Bushenyi in April this year