Rajasthan Solar Association (RSA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have inked an agreement for skill development in the solar segment.
RSA was established under the Rajasthan Non-Trading Companies Act 1960 for the promotion of Indian solar power industry. RSA members consider top international & national firms comprising project developers, EPC companies, module manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, small & medium enterprises and its service providers.
The present project, part of the Indo German Vocational Education and Training Program (IGVET), would be carried out through the support of workshops and training programmes which would be conceived and implemented by the professionals.
IGVET under the GIZ GmbH is a combine initiative of the Indian Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The proposal pilots cooperative vocational education and training in clusters. It assists six clusters: 1. Automotive components cluster in Aurangabad, Maharashtra; 2. Electronics cluster in Bengaluru, Karnataka; 3. Energy efficient construction cluster in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan; 4. Solar energy cluster in Pune, Maharashtra; 5. Retail cluster in Mumbai, Maharashtra; 6. Life sciences cluster in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Executed by GIZ, the program aims at enhancing the skills of India’s labour force. The program is influenced by the German dual system of training, which emphasizes the active role of the private segment in providing high quality, on-the-job training opportunities.
RSA in association with the GIZ has already designed a series of initiatives in the next years for the skill development in the solar segment.
Suman Kumar and Sunil Bansal, president and general secretary of RSA appraised GIZ executives regarding the RSA’s initiative to begin a skill development institute along with a facilitation centre for the solar industry stakeholders at Bap in Jodhpur with the support of the state government.
RSA works directly with national solar federations, international solar associations, multilateral agencies and other industry organisations to contribute to pan-India issues of the solar segment.