TUSDEC has joined hands with Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) in energy sector and has been successfully awarded a contract “SKILLS FOR JOB 2014-15” by PSDF to develop modern skills in the field of solar technology among educated youth of Punjab who want to pursue their careers as a solar technician or an entrepreneur in this field. Under the agreement, TUSDEC has trained 125 trainees in five batches on Solar Photovoltaic system with one and half year time period. The target areas for the trainings were districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Chiniot, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Narowal. All the five batches of the training have been completed successfully.
The project objective is to generate more resourceful manpower and capacity building in Solar Photovoltaic sector in Pakistan. The project is also an attempt to support financially handicap fragment of our society, especially who cannot afford such trainings. These trainings were free of cost to financially weak but semi-skilled people. Under the project, Rs. 1500 stipend was also given to trainees to cover their transportation cost to the training facility. Trainees were also provided with free uniforms, books and bags.
The graduates were equipped enough to set up their own workshops and service centres for solar equipment and to run their businesses. The lab was established at NIDA – Lahore, a project of TUSDEC, which is equipped with all the latest gadgets of solar training.