13 JUNE 2023
Forging towards a Brighter Future, Today.
In a bid to revolutionize the construction sector and create new opportunities for skills development and employment, ADHI Rwanda’s AISLC Academy has emerged as a beacon of hope. Our innovative Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) academy, nestled in the heart of Kigali, has been making significant strides in training students in cutting-edge light steel frame construction technologies and methods. This groundbreaking initiative is not only transforming the industry but also creating a wave of optimism for Rwanda’s future.
This speaks very well to the resounding call for emerging technologies to be used in growing local skills, as published by the New Times in a recent article.
Students of the AISLC Academy taking part in hands-on learning at the Bwiza Riverside Estate development in Kigali.
AISLC Academy students working on-site.
The AISLC Academy – the first NOCN-accredited learning centre of its kind in Africa – is a collaborative effort between ADHI Rwanda and leading international experts in light steel frame construction. It aims to bridge the skills gap in Rwanda’s construction sector by equipping students with specialized knowledge and expertise in sustainable and cost-effective building techniques, making specific use of light steel frame (and supporting) technologies. With a curriculum designed to be both theoretical and practical, students are immersed in a hands-on learning environment that prepares them for real-world construction challenges.
What sets AISLC Academy apart is its emphasis on innovation and sustainability. Students are trained in state-of-the-art technologies that utilize light steel frames, a versatile and eco-friendly construction material that reduces costs and construction time while maintaining high standards of durability and safety. This forward-thinking approach aligns with Rwanda’s commitment to sustainable development and green initiatives, positioning the country as a leader in the construction industry.
The impact of AISLC Academy on Rwanda’s workforce cannot be overstated. Graduates of the academy possess the skills needed to meet the demands of an evolving construction sector. These skilled professionals are now actively involved in infrastructure development projects, contributing to the nation’s economic growth. Additionally, the academy has forged partnerships with key industry players, enabling students to gain practical experience through internships and apprenticeships, further enhancing their employability. Successful students hold internationally-accredited qualifications, which allow them to be employed across the globe.
Recognizing the importance of vocational training in driving economic progress, the Rwandan government has thrown its support behind initiatives like AISLC Academy. In collaboration with ADHI Rwanda, they have implemented policies that prioritize skills development and job creation in the construction sector. By fostering an ecosystem that values innovation, sustainability, and skill enhancement, Rwanda is setting the stage for a brighter future.
AISLC Academy students are trained in innovative light steel frame construction. Pictured here: students at the Bwiza Riverside Estate, building green-certified homes.
Read about ADHI Rwanda’s EDGE-certifications here.