TUSDEC joins hands with GIZ to pro­mote re­new­able en­ergy

The Pak Banker - - Front Page - Staff Re­porter

LAHORE

Tech­nol­ogy Upgra­da­tion and Skill De­vel­op­ment Com­pany ( TUSDEC) has joined hands with GIZ, Pak­istan to fos­ter the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor in the coun­try by de­vel­op­ing skilled force in var­i­ous dis­ci­plines of so­lar tech­nolo­gies.

The pro­gram is be­ing im­ple­mented un­der the im­pli­ca­tions of FIT (Funds for In­no­va­tive Train­ing), Green Skills ini­tia­tive. A com­pany spokesman said Wed­nes­day that Tech­nol­ogy Upgra­da­tion and Skill De­vel­op­ment Com­pany will en­roll 125 can­di­dates in 5 batches to be trained in var­i­ous ar­eas of Pho­to­voltaics and So­lar Wa­ter Heat­ing Sys­tems.

The over­all pro­gram du­ra­tion is stretched over one year where each course will be for a span of three months.

The spokesman fur­ther shared that state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties of NIDA Lahore cen­tre will be uti­lized to ad­min­is­ter the the­o­ret­i­cal as well as prac­ti­cal train­ings ses­sions, while on-site demon­stra­tions will be or­ga­nized specif­i­cally in the dis­ci­plines of Wa­ter Pump­ing and So­lar Dryer where pro­fi­cient mas­ter train­ers will de­liver the lec­tures, em­ploy­ing the orig­i­nally de­ployed in­fra­struc­ture.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­pany spokesman, Tech­nol­ogy Upgra­da­tion and Skill De­vel­op­ment Com­pany has con­ducted an acute base­line anal­y­sis com­prised of rig­or­ous fo­cus groups with ma­jor en­ter­prises (Sup­pli­ers, Man­u­fac­tur­ers and As­sem­blers) of so­lar power equip­ment and so­lar heat­ing sys­tems that has di­vulged huge dearth of trained man­power in the in­dus­try.

Tech­nol­ogy Upgra­da­tion and Skill De­vel­op­ment Com­pany ex­perts' panel has con­trived mar­ket-ori­ented and in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­cred­ited train­ing cur­ric­ula, which will en­able the trainees to serve pro­duc­tively in the ap­proach­ing in­dus­try.

Tech­nol­ogy Upgra­da­tion and Skill De­vel­op­ment Com­pany fur­ther aims to nur­ture the di­verse ar­eas of re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor in Pak­istan with the pro­vi­sion of im­mensely adroit and skilled man­power. Pak­istan is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing ap­prox 12% in­crease in its en­ergy con­sump­tion with each pass­ing year.

The preva­lent sit­u­a­tion sug­gests a dire need of in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment as well as man­power cul­ti­va­tion in var­i­ous al­ter­nate en­ergy sources to ef­fec­tively im­pede the re­sul­tant eco­nomic re­volt.

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