Schneider Electric partners with NSDC and PSSC, to setup Centre of Excellence focused on power, solar and automation

Schneider Electric partners with NSDC and PSSC

Schneider Electric in partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the industry-led Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC), will co-promote a Centre of Excellence and support training of electricians for underprivileged youth in one hundred Government approved skill development centres.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, India and Ministry of Education, France to increase cooperation among Indian and French entities through PPP models.

The French company Schneider Electric announced to setup Centre of Excellence focused on power, solar and automation; support 100 Basic Electricians labs also undertake Training of Trainer programs in skill development centres jointly identified in consultation with NSDC and PSSC under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Scheme.

Schneider’s Centre of Excellence will be established in the National Capital Region, it will focus on training of trainers, R&D and specialized corporate programs in the areas of power, solar and automation.

The MoU for the alliance was exchanged in presence of Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Ambassador of France to India-Alexandre Ziegler, Michel Le Devehat- Representative of Ministry of Higher Education, France, Jean-Pascal Tricoire – Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric, and Rohit Nandan – Secretary, MSDE.

Speaking at the occasion, Jean Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO Schneider Electric, said “We are proud to partner with the Government of India to contribute to the skill equity of the country.  We have already trained 52,000 underprivileged youth as electricians through 260 training centres across the country and through this MoU we aim to further accelerate the initiative. Skill development is a key requirement of a robust economy to improve productivity and output through nurturing talent. We feel we have a whole lot to contribute to develop skilled manpower in the field of electricity and to make India self-reliant in the energy sector. At Schneider Electric, we believe Access to Energy is a basic human right.”

Commenting on the partnership, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (I/C) Rajiv Pratap Rudy, said, “With a heavy focus in our country on national missions like Make in India, Digital India and Smart Cities, there is a great need for skilled workforce in the power, solar energy and automation sector. Schneider is a global leader in this domain and we are certain that this partnership will create a great resource of trainers and assessors in this vertical and then in turn train our nation’s youth for greater employment opportunities.” He further added “This industry ready workforce will be aligned to the latest modules for applications from a simple machine to the most complex of processes. With the increasing demand for skilled workforce and changing trends in automation, in both industrial and in general day to day life, there is a huge requirement across sectors which needs to be addressed at the earliest.

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