LONGi and ETRC offering training sessions on solar energy
LAHORE, Sept 23 (Gwadar Pro) – A training session on solar energy is ongoing at the Energy Training and Research Centre (ETRC) in Lahore, in collaboration with China’s leading solar solutions provider LONGi and ETRC.
The two-month workshop, which started on September 17, admits 20 Pakistani students with a diploma of associate engineer (DEA) or bachelor of technology (B-Tech), said Ali Majid, LONGi General Manager in Pakistan, in an exclusive interview with Gwadar Pro.
Ali Majid, LONGi General Manager in Pakistan [Photo/ Gwadar Pro]
Majid noted, there is a skill “gap” in fresh engineers as they are “good at designs but there was a gap for execution across the market.”
Such courses, says Majid, will fill the skill gap and make newly graduated engineers skilled labour, technicians, and associate engineers who are currently in high demand in Pakistan. “…Through these courses, they have hands-on experience. Then we offer them jobs,” Majid told Gwadar Pro.
While talking to Gwadar Pro, Faiz Bhutta, CEO of ETRC, revealed that another similar training programme is also in the pipeline. “In the same way, we have to train female [students], and there are 50 females who will be trained,” the CEO said, adding that “this is basically a collaboration-based programme. We will take it to KPK, Islamabad, and also Karachi.”
Faiz Bhutta, CEO of ETRC in an exclusive interview with Gwadar Pro [Photo/ Gwadar Pro]
As per Majid, future training sessions will take place in more Pakistani cities and also be extended to more majors including bachelor of science in engineering (BSE).
“I am very thankful to them [LONGi and ETRC] from the bottom of my heart that they have been working for the solar industry for many years and they are training other engineers. Knowledge increases by sharing with others. This is an example in front of us,” Muhammad Rana Abbas, president of the Pakistan Solar Association told Gwadar Pro.
Muhammad Rana Abbas, president of the Pakistan Solar Association in an exclusive interview with Gwadar Pro [Photo/ Gwadar Pro]
Karim Ali also contributes to the article.