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Schneider Electric, GIZ Promotes Solar Sectors; Sponsors training Instructors to Germany


Global Specialists in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, in a partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbelt (GIZ) GmbH, has selected three institutions to create a solar training program for young underprivileged Nigerians. Schneider and GIZ joint forces in a development partnership under the develoPPP .de program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The beneficiary institutions will receive hands-on training of trainers in solar photo-voltaic installation supervision. They include Railway Technical Institute, the Yaba College of Education and Etiwa Vocational School. The trainers will be exposed to an integrated curriculum developed by the Nigerian Energy Support Program (NESP), co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and implemented by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. The selected trainers will attend a professional 4-week pedagogy training in Germany supported by GIZ and a 5-week technical training in Nigeria.

Announcing the training opportunities, Balaji Lenka, the Managing Director of Schneider Electric, stated that 11 trainers from each of the selected institutions will be enrolled in a 'Didactics and Teaching Methods for Adult Education'- Program, organized by the Hessische Landesstelle fur Technologiefortbildung in collaboration with GIZ. The event in Germany started on May 27th and will end on June 23rd, 2018.

Commenting  on the training, Viviane Mike-Eze, Field Manager of Schneider Electric, stated that the training will cover modules like education and vocational systems, lesson planning, instructional media, instructional methods, photo-voltaic systems and field trips."The program is intended to help increase opportunities for trainees to become entrepreneurs in the field, foster self-sustenance and community develoment," Viviane said.

She further added that the company would be working hand-in-hand with the NGO Rhealyz Green Network to ensure all operational activities for the successful implementation of the project would be properly handled.



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