Why Rwanda ?
The Africa Business Opportunity
Trade on Demand Inc. dba Skilled Workforce has opened its Africa Division starting with Rwanda (East Africa).
Rwanda offers significant business opportunities. This East-African nation has a rich history of resiliency and culture. Its vibrant economy has a growth rate of 7.5% (2nd fastest growing economy in Africa).
The Rwandan workforce is in full expansion mode with young and dynamic human capital. 70% of Rwanda’s 12.9 million population are under 30 years old.
There is a strong private sector for agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and new technologies. Investment opportunities abound in infrastructure building, healthcare, light manufacturing, agro-processing, recycling, workforce development and training.
Skilled Workforce Africa’s Mission
Skilled Workforce Africa’s mission is to support capacity building through workforce development, skilled trades training and staffing augmentation. Upskilling the local workforce with the latest knowledge, technologies, best practices and international safety standards to help companies in the private sector and local governments with:
- Labor Retention
- Increase productivity
- Competitive Compensation
- Reduce Youth Unemployment
- Promote FDI (foreign direct investment)
Skilled Workforce Africa will contribute to the creation of an African skilled trades talent pipeline by supporting the continent’s infrastructure development projects, attracting foreign direct investment, and addressing challenges associated with economic development to compete in global markets.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | Kigali, Rwanda
Trade on Demand Inc. (DBA Skilled Workforce) announced today that Jerome Gasana has been appointed the Managing Director for Skilled Workforce Africa (SWA). In his new role, Jerome will lead the local strategic vision, partnerships, and all operations for Skilled Workforce Africa from our Kigali office.
Before joining the SWA team, Jerome served as the Managing Director for Mukura Victory Sports & Loisirs for 2 years. Previously, he led Workforce Development Authority (WDA) in Rwanda for 7 years as the Director General, overseeing more than 400 TVET schools (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) nationwide.
At the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Jerome gained 6 years of invaluable knowledge through his teaching staff position. Jerome was also appointed as Director at the Regional ICT Training and Research Center (RITC) for 5 years.
Other prominent career highlights include his tenures as NCC education coordinator, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) technical and training coordinator, and ICT training coordinator on behalf of the Ministry of Education in Rwanda.
Jerome obtained his Master of Science in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technology, India. He completed his degree of Science in Biochemistry from University of Mysore, India and acquired Honors in Computer Hardware Engineering from the Indian Institute of Hardware Technology.