Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy (VOCTEC)

USAID has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) under the Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy (VOCTEC) program to build regional capacity of qualified technical trainers and technicians to install, operate, and troubleshoot off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the Pacific Islands.
GOAL: To improve the sustainability of renewable energy infrastructure and investments in developing countries by increasing awareness, knowledge and capacity of local stakeholders, primarily in decentralized clean energy technologies.
OBJECTIVES: Build capacity of partner institutions by providing curriculum, equipment and training manuals:
1. Train the trainers in solar photovoltaic energy systems
2. Help the trainers train technicians
3. Promote use of virtual training materials to support learning
4. Create programs in new countries in the Pacific



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Curricula & training on the installation, operation and maintenance of off-grid renewable energy systems for host-country stakeholders.

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