The initiative by name of Promoting Innovation for Productive Employment in Tourism Sector (PIPETS) aims to increase productive employment opportunities for jobless people in the key priority areas of the tourism sector for the economic development of Rwanda. The PIPETS project is set to achieve this by innovatively develop workforce employability competencies besides product market performances in the tourism sector. The workforce employability competencies are to be innovatively developed through dual education or training to take place alternately in two venues: the education or training centre and the company. The company-based is to be put to work through on-the-job training (coaching, instructional, and apprenticeship, understudy) methods. The education or training centre-based is to be put to work with the help of off-the-job-training (lectures, vestibule training, simulation exercises, sensitivity training, and transactional training) methods. This five-year workforce competency development initiative is to serve 1,000,010 unemployed people, mainly students and graduates including the energetic jobless people and 8,844 sectoral stakeholders in the economic development priority sectors of Rwanda. The effective product market performances to be innovatively developed will include product innovation, service innovation, process innovation, marketing innovation, and organizational innovation.
This PIPETS project will be a result of the combined efforts of different stakeholders for the consolidated development of workforce employability competency and product market performance in the tourism sector of Rwanda. These stakeholders will be those from the private and public sectors that provide, deliver or manage tourism, and employment opportunities. These stakeholders are to be comprised of educators and trainers, funders, and regulators.