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Vocational School Bissorã have added Electricity & Solar Energy course

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The Fondation Schneider Electric is currently supporting ADPP Guinea Bissau in improving its solar energy and basic electricity courses.

The Fondation Schneider Electric, together with ADPP Guinea Bissau and the Vocational Training Center in Bissorã, are implementing an innovative project that aims at reinforcing the trainers’ capacities and the existing curricula in solar energy and basic electricity.

The project started in February 2017 and Fondation Schneider Electric has already provided the School with updated didactic kits for the students to improve their practice in a professional way and be better prepared to find employment in companies that seek well-prepared technicians at national level.

 

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In November 2017, a technician from Schneider Portugal volunteered to spend 10 days at the school to strengthen and update the courses’ curricula together with trainers and the school director. He also provided a workshop for trainers on how to use the equipment provided through the project.

This 3-year pilot project will also allow for the creation of an additional advanced-level course in Electricity and Solar Energy, the first of its kind in the country. National companies and authorities will be consulted in the course’s development to ensure that it fully answers to their expectation in terms of skills and abilities. The action also includes training from Schneider in entrepreneurship to best equip students with the capacity to create their own enterprise.

 

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70 students are expected to be trained over these 3 years; ADPP Guinea Bissau will make additional efforts in the local communities to mobilize female students and offer women the opportunity to join the innovative training.

ADPP Guinea Bissau is very grateful for the work and support of Fondation Schneider Electric and look forward to continue its efforts in 2018!