Sri Lanka’s renewables workforce boost by GCU: Sri Lanka is to be helped by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to address the workforce shortages in the renewable energy sector and help meet its targets.

The South Asian country will be helped by researchers from the university to upskill under a three-year project, so it can deliver 80% of its energy from renewable sources.

With a specific focus on solar and wind power, they aim to build skills in the designing, commissioning and maintaining of renewable energy projects.

GCU is receiving £124,000 of the £900,000 project which is funded by Erasmus+.

Five training hubs across Sri Lanka will be established by GCU researchers for engineers, technicians and project managers, in collaboration with a host of partners from various countries.

GCU’s School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment Professor Mohamed Emad Farrag said: “Sri Lanka has a vast resource of renewables that is not used due to the lack of a trained workforce.

“We have the expertise here at GCU to train others so they can make their own countries better and healthy places within the world community. Projects such as this are what GCU’s research strategy is all about, tying in with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

Sri Lanka’s renewables workforce boost by GCU

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