A NEW SOLAR TRAINING TO START IN AUGUST 2017
The CREEC solar technician is back once again. After a successful training earlier on in the year, CREEC is bringing back this wonderful experience for all those that missed out. The upcoming solar training will start of August 21st 2017 and will end on 25th August 2017. In April 2017, 13 trainees from different organizations had the opportunity to experience this training first hand. The thirteen participants had the opportunity to participate in a competence based training experience where theory was done concurrently with practical sessions and trainees were assessed at the end to ascertain those that were successful and those that required follow up training.
Participants during a practical session
The objective for these trainings is to ensure that the country has well trained technicians at all levels to help install solar systems, maintain and repair broken solar systems. This will complement the adoption of the solar technology in the country and is an opportunity to equip the youth with technical skills enable them meet the current demand for solar technicians which is a result of the increasing adoption of solar.
One of the few girls from the April 2017 recieves her certificate
From past experience, girls have not fully taken advantage of these trainings therefore the centre strongly encourages girls to embrace these training opportunities that have been made available to them. By the end of the training, trainees were able to size, install, troubleshoot, repair & maintain a solar home system properly while observing safety precautions. The availability of quality manpower skills will boost the adoption of the solar technology therefore discouraging the use of fossils fuel like kerosene which has got numerous disadvantages such as fire hazards, costly, environmentally unfriendly as it releases bad fumes.