Mumbai, September 13
A leader in low-carbon energy solutions, ENGIE, through its subsidiary SolaireDirect Energy India Private Limited (SEIPL), has collaborated with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train 600 young people as solar module technicians.
The objective is to transmit the knowledge, skills and training necessary to respond to the niche market of young graduates who are preparing to enter the job market. Through this development project, ENGIE aims to ensure a just transition through capacity building as countries embark on their energy transition.
This training program is part of ENGIE’s vision to create an impact with young people through employment opportunities. ENGIE aims to bridge the gap between learning and working through such programs that focus on skills and capacity building.
Training locations include Anantapur, Kurnool, Kadappa and Bikaner.
Speaking about the program, Amit Jain, Country Manager, ENGIE said: “ENGIE’s goal is to empower young people in need by offering them the opportunity to grow by supporting projects that promote inclusion through culture, education and decarbonization”.
NSDC Spokesperson, Ved Mani Tiwari, COO and Official CEO of NSDC shares, “The collaboration is an important step towards realizing the Prime Minister’s vision of transforming India into the skills capital of the world. We are keen to bridge the gap between learning and working in the solar sector in the years to come by reaping the demographic dividend of young Indian students.
The project which is part of ENGIE’s CSR initiative for 2022-2023 will continue by the first quarter of 2024. Young people will learn the basics of solar energy and electricity concepts, the basics of solar photovoltaic systems and of their components, as well as the interpretation of drawings, materials handling and storage of components on site, among other topics.
After the training, the NSDC will deploy these candidates to various companies with the aim of undertaking professional training programs and can use the knowledge and skills they have acquired. Examples include conducting the site survey for the installation of a solar PV system, assessing the customer’s solar PV needs, purchasing solar PV system components, identifying and l the use of tools and tools used in the installation of the solar PV system, and the installation of the Civil/Mechanical and electrical components of a solar PV system, testing and commissioning of solar PV systems, as well as system maintenance photovoltaic solar.
The NSDC will ensure that all identified training programs comply with the Qualification Pack (QP) / National Occupational Standards (NOS) set by the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), which will result in certification to the standards of SSC certification.
CSR is at the heart of ENGIE’s philosophy and business model. The company is committed to giving its stakeholders the means to act and to reconciling economic performance and social responsibility.
ENGIE understands that there is a massive under-representation of women in STEM. Therefore, the company intends to encourage more girls to participate in training programs like these so that they can challenge the status quo and break the glass ceiling in the future.