UMZ launches solar PV installation training programme

UWZ Partner Africa Project,a German environmental center, in collaboration with the Ghana Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Service, has launched a three-year solar training program at the Applied Technical Institute in Accra.


The solar training project is aimed at empowering Ghanaians,especially the youth, with a focus on vocational training students to venture into the greener energy sector. It also aims to empower Ghana’s solar workforce and provide students with technology for sustainable green energy.


Highlighting more on the aim of the training, the international project manager for the Partner Africa Vocational Training Project for Solar in Ghana,Carola Schmidt, in an interview with GhanaWeb said.”We started this programme in December 2022 to launch a solar short-term training for electricians and for all people who are into electricals and electronics to become a solar installer, system designer, and sales and marketing person in solar.”


She further said, “We put in place this programme for sales and marketing and system design because we think that females might be more interested in this than taking the risk to do solar installations.”


“We thought that having a job in the solar sector by designing the systems that other technicians do the installation for might be more interesting for women. By developing these training modules, we thought especially of women to be part of this training program,” she added.


Carola Schmidt encouraged more females to join the training program because there will be a mentorship programme in place to give them special support during the training and even help them find a job afterwards.