‘Local entrepreneurs have scope in renewable energy’
A Solar Training Program was held at YouthNet Office in Kohima. The director of Department of New and Renewable Energy, Government of Nagaland, Er. T.S. Angami, attended the event as the chief guest. The program was organized under PMKVY training scheme with 2E Knowledge Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad and YouthNet as partners. The month-long training was attended by 20 participants who were interested in Solar Panel Installation and Maintenance, and setting up and designing solar plants. The assessment of the PMKVY Solar Panel Training in YouthNet, Kohima resulted in the highest pass percentage in the country with all the 20 participants getting certified (100%). Each participant got a Government of India approved certificate and skill card.The YouthNet training centre has also been selected amongst the top 100 centres selected for PMKVY for 2015/2016.
The Angami congratulated the certified participants and mentioned that the Department would encourage more local entrepreneurs to get into the renewable energy domain as there is a huge scope of growth, and highlighted that solar installations need maintenance and the state currently lacks people with the skills. On behalf of the department, he shared about the schemes and subsidy related to the solar energy and setting up of their enterprises in the field.
The team at YouthNet shared with the certified trainees about placement opportunities in Hyderabad and encouraged them to avail the same, get work experience, and eventually set up their own firms in Nagaland. Atul Chimle from 2E Knowledge Ventures Pvt.Ltd. thanked the Dept of NRE and YouthNet, and said that the team plans to bring more training programs such as mobile handset repair, retail management and automobile repair.