New Professional Personnel for the Use of Solar Energy
The project was aimed at:
Strengthening cooperation between the University, private sector and the non-governmental organization, and creating the best practices for meeting the challenges of the energy sector by the increased use of solar energy through training of professional personnel for this sector.
The project tasks were as follows:
- Familiarization with the best experience in planning and implementation of professional retraining in the field of energy, through the example of USA best practices in this field.
- Introduction of a new vocational program aiming to train and retrain professional personnel for maintenance of solar energy equipment through close cooperation with the private sector. .
- Planning and implementation of the flexible special training courses.
- Promotion of new needs-oriented vocational education and informing beneficiaries about career opportunities in the energy sector.
Project expected results:
- The workshop on bets practices of planning and implementation of professional retraining on the basis of universities in the USA, was conducted. At least 25 people rose their knowledge on best professional retraining practices in the field of energy.
- The needs existing in the field of maintenance of solar energy equipment were studied and relevant recommendations on developing the training programs were worked out. Up to 100 representatives of the private sector, academic community and consumers were surveyed.
- The minor training program for training of solar energy equipment technician was developed within the vocational program “The Electrician, 4th step” existing at the Department. At least 10 students were trained within the mentioned minor program. The mentioned minor program trained.
- Two training courses were designed (Energy Audit, Solar Collector and Panel Operation) for adults. At least 15 adults completed the mentioned courses.
- The Employment Forum was conducted, which involved at least 50 beneficiaries and not less then 10 representatives of the private sector.
- The information campaign was implemented (3 telecasts, 3 radiobroadcasts and booklet with circulation of 1000 copies).
- A Summer Camp was organized for vocational education of senior pupils in the field of energy. Number of participants – 25 people at least.
- There was created an example of cooperation between the university, private sector and non-governmental organization in the field of energy, which can be used by other interested parties.
- Familiarization with the project best practices. To this end, there was used the following means: preparing and sending out the documentation on best practices; holding the Conference; telecasts and radio broadcasts, the Internet resources and so forth. Special attention was paid to relationships with universities and colleges implementing vocational education programs in the field of energy.
Project grantee was AkakiTsereteli State University. Project will be implemented by the Energy and Telecommunication Department of ATSU.
Partners of project: Imereti Scientists’ Union “Spectri” (NGO) and “Geo Energy Engineers” Ltd.
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The project “New Professional Personnel for the Use of Solar Energy” financed under the Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development (ISWD) project of the Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia funded under the second Compact between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Georgia. This Project was implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. The Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development project was managed by a consortium led by PEM GmbH, a consulting company based in Düsseldorf, Germany in consortium with ICON- Institute and AARHUS Tech International.