As per a NASSCOM report, up to 40 per cent of the estimated four million workforce in India need re-skilling to keep pace with automation and changing skill needs in various industries
Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has started a two-week long annual Analysis and Protection of Power Systems (APPS) course for engineers and technical experts for utilities, OEMs and large industries.
In line with the government’s National Training Policy (NTP) that lays emphasis on the need to impart training for all in the power sector, the course is designed for engineers seeking to enhance their expertise in protection and control automation and application for Transmission and Distribution power systems with a focus on new digitised power systems.
The training involves a mix of theoretical and practical learning sessions, which include engagement sessions with leaders from Schneider Electric and also networking with peers from across India.
The programme also includes a ‘Bold Ideas’ presentation session from the participants.
Learning gap in the power sector
Bakshi Ram Bhogal, G.G.M. & HOD (Elect.), Engineers India Limited, shared his learnings in the space with the participants.
Talking about the need to access training in the power sector, Bhogal said, “Energy is a key enabler for the country’s economic development. With the growth of digitisation in the power sector, the jobs in the sector are getting highly specialised and there is a learning gap that needs to be addressed urgently.”
Speaking on the training programme, Ponniah Sankarakumar, Director, Marketing & Strategy, Energy Business, Schneider Electric India Pvt Ltd, said, “The future demands smarter and sustainable solutions, and a new generation of talent to deliver them. With this course we aim to provide life like situations on real equipment to engineers and technical experts, to support them in scaling up their learning.”
As per a NASSCOM report, up to 40 per cent of the estimated four million workforce in India need re-skilling to keep pace with automation and changing skill needs in various industries. Newer technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, big data, analytics, etc. provide immense opportunities for career growth thereby creating a need for upskilling the workforce.