National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and SchneiderElectric India have setup a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Bangalore with a focus on Power, Solar and Automation.
They have also set up seven Advanced Renewable Energy Training Centres in the cities of Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Delhi, Cuttack, Vishakhapatnam and Jaipur. Over the next year a Center of Excellence in the NCR region and 100 Labs, across the country, shall be setup in Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKK). The Centre of Excellence will focus on training of trainers, R&D and specialized corporate program.
This has been made possible following an MoU between NSDC and Schneider Electric formalized in 2016 with the plan of setting up labs with state-of-the-art equipment in Skill India centers across the country.
With an investment of nearly 10 crores Schneider Electric India Foundation would support the infrastructure and equipment cost for the initiatives aiming to impact the livelihood of nearly 20,000 candidates every year. They have already trained 72,000 underprivileged youth as electricians through 260 training centres across the country and through this association they aim to further accelerate the initiative by upgrading the training infrastructure at 100 centers in India