To address the skills shortage in the solar industry, Goldi Solar and Anil Naik Technical Training Center (ANTTC) have created a customized curriculum. The program will provide weekend workshops and on-the-job training in the latest technologies to prepare students for the industry. Goldi Solar aims to bridge the skill gap through this initiative and make the students industry-ready.
Goldi Solar and L&T Public Charitable Trust have joined forces to develop a new curriculum for a skill development program in solar PV manufacturing. This collaboration will address the shortage of trained and certified workers in the industry and create opportunities for the local community to enhance their skills and employability.
Capt. Ishver Dholakiya, the founder and managing director of Goldi Solar, said that the collaboration will help bring India closer to its goal of being energy independent with renewable energy. The new program will be the first-of-its-kind in the industry and is expected to benefit both the organizations and the community.
Announcing the training program, K Ramakrishnan, Trustee of L&T Public Charitable Trust, said,” This collaboration will enable us to impart skills to the young generation and prepare them for the upcoming opportunities in the solar sector. The program prepares students for a smooth transition from vocational to professional work culture by providing theoretical and practical industrial training and experience. We have designed a state-of-the-art facility and developed an industry-friendly curriculum. A dedicated faculty team will teach the intensive program, followed by on-the-floor training at Goldi Solar.“
Speaking on the initiative, Bharat Bhut, Co-Founder & Director of Goldi Solar, said, “Skilled workers are hard to find, posing a significant hurdle to economic growth. It is intended that the unique curriculum will be developed and delivered at Anil Naik Technical Training Center (ANTTC), while the practical aspects will be conducted at Goldi Solar Navsari. As a result, companies working in the solar sector will receive a skilled and trained workforce ready to deliver from day one.”
Goldi Solar plans to create jobs at the grassroots level. The skill development program will help the company’s vision to recruit over 5000 people across various functions by FY 2025.