CUTTACK: In the solar sector, the Schneider Electric has trained 600 youth so far and has a plan to train another 1500 technicians by March 2018 through its operational Solar energy training centers. Globally, the company has a plan to train one million youth, 10,000 trainers and support 10,000 entrepreneurs by 2025.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, today inaugurated Schneider Electric India Foundation’s Solar Energy Training Center at Sri Sri University in Cuttack, Odisha. The inauguration took place after a convocation ceremony at the Sri Sri University which was attended by Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar.
The Solar Energy Training Center has been set up by Schneider Electric India Foundation (SEIF) – the social commitment of Schneider Electric India – in partnership with Sri Sri Rural Development Programme (SSRDP) Trust. With this, Schneider Electric now has six functional Renewable Energy Training Centres across India, others being at Vizag, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar and Bangalore.
SEIF plans to set up three more Renewable Energy Training Centers in the next few months at Jaipur, Lucknow and Bangalore.
Venkat Garimella, Vice President – Strategy & Alliance and CSR, Schneider Electric, stated, “We recognize the importance of training in the renewable energy sector, which has immense potential go grow. Lack of trained resources with relevant skills to construct and operate solar plants is an existing gap and ongoing challenge.”
“This skill gap is increasingly recognized as a barrier to realize the country’s renewable energy targets. We are keen to address the skill gap in the renewable energy sector and support the government’s efforts towards skill development.”, he added.