ECASA Skills and Training – of National Significance
With the global shift towards renewable energy sources, the demand for skilled solar professionals has never been higher. Recognising this need, the Electrical Contractors Association’s (ECA) accreditation for solar training by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) marks a pivotal moment in South Africa’s renewable energy landscape. This collaboration not only elevates the standards of solar installation and maintenance but also offers a pathway for professionals to excel in this burgeoning field.
QCTO accreditation is a prestigious endorsement that signifies a professional’s competence in a specific trade or occupation. In the context of solar training, this accreditation showcases that an individual possesses the requisite skills to design, install, and maintain solar energy systems while adhering to safety and quality protocols.
Our current energy crisis is an opportunity to address our nation’s high unemployment rate, and we will not let this go to waste. ECA(SA) has geared its training centers for the training of installers and these have recently been assessed by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) for the PV Technician qualification, which has six exit points.
We are building capacity to train more than 3000 PV Technicians annually. This will ensure South Africa has the number of qualified Solar Technicians and Functionaries to meet not only our needs, but those beyond our borders as well.
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The launch of the first ECA Solar School on 22 November 2023 has major national significance, and we invite you to join us, our partners and generous sponsors at this prestigious event.
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