LAHORE - TUSDEC organized a ceremony at its head office to award the certificates to the first two batches of solar technicians trained by TUSDEC. In the pursuit of enabling technological sophistication to uplift the industry, TUSDEC has joined hands with Giz Pakistan to foster the solar power industry with the provision of technically trained manpower in the specialized areas of Photovoltaics and Solar Water Heating. The training programme being implemented under GiZ FIT (Funds for Innovative Trainings) initiatives where TUSDEC aims to train 125 students as solar technicians by March 2014. The programme is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassay of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany and implemented through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC). A meticulous display of candidates assignments on solar equipment has also been arranged at the high tech solar lab that the company has established with the cost of 3 million to impart the practical training sessions. TUSDEC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Basit Maqsood Abbasi shared that a solar lab with most modern equipment was established in the Company premises to punctuate more focus on the practical and industry driven trainings in solar technologies so that the graduates would be absorbed by the job market right away. The graduates at the ceremony asserted that they have been imparted with comprehensive theoretical and practical trainings in the testing, installation and trouble shooting of numerous kinds of solar panels which are currently in demand by the solar industry in the country. The company’s representative shared that experts from various enterprises and solar engineers were engaged to contrive the curricula for the trainings so that the industry’s call for the technical manpower would be effectively consummated.
Essentially the programme is focused at rearing the renewable energy sector in Pakistan pertaining to its dire indigence in the running energy crisis, the source further shared. Skilled manpower is the requisite for a successful technological intervention in any industrial sector. The dexterous solar technicians would further fuel up the proliferation of solar technology in the country by curtailing the installation and maintenance costs.
Another strand of the programme is focused at rendering livelihood opportunities among the youth through the provision of technical trainings in various innovative employable trades, TUSDEC Programme Head shared.