A certificate award ceremony for Master Trainers in Entrepreneurial Skills trained at the Professional Development Center of National University of Science & Technology (NUST) Islamabad under the Clean Power Purchasing Development project. The project is being implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as part of the DeveloPPP.de Programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ).
Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Punjab, Mr Zaheer Abbas, was the chief guest at the occasion who distributed the certificates to the master trainers along with Ms Iris Cordelia Rotzoll, Head of Programme TVET Sector Support Programme GIZ, Mr Muhammad Ishaq Bhatti, Chairperson Solar Quality Foundation (SQF), Mr Faisal Mahmood, Regional Coordinator (Punjab) and DV Clean Power Purchasing Development Project, and Mr Haseeb Saadat CEO Allied Solar Private Limited & local partner of Power-One for One Germany. Other senior officials and heads of institutions from Punjab TEVTA were also present.
In the DV Clean Power Purchasing Development Project, Mr Faisal Mahmood presented the programme’s achievements over the last three years. A 10-kW grid-connected pilot solar PV plant was installed with the support of project partner Power One for One at TEVTA Government Technical Training Institute, Gulberg Lahore, for education purposes. The project has trained 37 Master Trainers on technical skills related to design, installation, and O&M of solar PV plants, 30 Assessors in CBT&A to support the implementation of National Vocational Qualification in Solar PV, and 40 TVET Professionals from TEVTA Punjab and PVTC on Entrepreneurial Skills to promote entrepreneurship in the Solar PV sector.
Addressing the participants, the Head of TVET Sector Support Programme GIZ, Ms Iris Cordelia Rotzoll, stated that these efforts lead to a new beginning and small steps toward sustainable energy generation and management and also open avenues to promote the trend of green skills in Pakistan. The master trainers, trainers and assessors trained in Solar PV technology will create a pathway for internal and external buy-in among more and more TVET trainers and managers.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Zaheer Abbas appreciated the role of German cooperation in promoting clean energy in Pakistan through the Develop PPP Programme. He highlighted that promoting green skills is inevitable to fight global climate change and save the environment while conserving natural resources. He expressed his resolve that master trainers trained under the project will be utilized to support the implementation of solar PV training courses in Punjab and increase the quality & access to trained human resources for solar companies.