The Skill Council for Green Jobs and the Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI) entered into an agreement through a memorandum of understanding to foster Solar training across India.
In line with the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, SCGJ and GERMI to work together towards providing a better informed and skilled manpower for the renewable energy sector in general and solar energy through a systematic approach by launching various studies to understand requirement of the sector and strengthen skilling process as per National Skill Qualification Framework, a statement from GERMI stated.
SCGJ has recognized GERMI as a Centre of Excellence to foster development of skilled manpower in the renewable energy sector with special emphasis on solar energy.
The MoU was signed by Dr Praveen Saxena, Chief Executive Officer, SCGJ and Prof. (Dr.) T. Harinarayana, Director General, GERMI.
The collaboration of SCGJ and GERMI will focus on understanding and capturing the skill needs for both service users and service providers within the sector and will work on a roadmap for a nation-wide, public and private sector-led collaborative skills initiative, it said.
SCGJ is in the process of identifying the skill gaps in the solar energy sector in manufacturing, business development, design, installation and maintenance.
“GERMI has undertaken extensive solar-related training ranging from professional workshops to installer (technician) certifications through its various capacity-building programmes. Till date, GERMI has trained more than 1,100 professionals in the solar energy sector,” said Harinarayana.