125 to get training as solar technicians

STAFF REPORT LHR: To support the alternate energy sector in the country, the Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) has launched a technical training course in solar technologies.

Three months training sessions have already been started at TUSDEC-NIDA (National Institute of Design and Analysis) Lahore Centre training 50 candidates in the technical area of Photovoltaics (PV).

The programme is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassay of Netherlands and Germany and implemented through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), said Company spokesperson here.

Under the one-year programme, 125 candidates will be equipped with technical skills to work as solar technicians in the industry, said an official close to this development.

The official said that the candidates holding a diploma in mechanical and electrical services or with an experiential base in the similar fields are being listed from all over Pakistan to attend the courses, while nominations for the trainees are also being collected from the industry.

To augment the practical pertinence of the programme, TUSDEC has setup a high-tech solar technology lab at NIDA (National Institute of Design and Analysis) Lahore, one of the subsidiaries to the company.

According to the company spokesperson, over Rs3 million have been spent to equip the Solar Lab at NIDA Lahore with the latest equipment.

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