Sendea Academy, a department of Sendea Uganda, has been successfully offering training courses in solar technology since 2018. These courses aime to reduce the skills gap in the solar industry in Uganda. Therefore the biggest number of participants are either employed by local solar companies or they are self employed (commonly known as free lancers).
With this in mind, Sendea has designed the courses with a break of 2 weeks within the 5-week training programme so that participants are not absent from their workplaces for 5 weeks at a stretch. In addition, this break is important to apply the learned training content directly in practice, thus closely linking theory and practice.
New courses in 2021
Sendea Academy offers four more courses in 2021, the dates of which have now been published:
The number of participants per course is limited to 12. So if you register quickly, you have a better chance of getting one of the popular training places.
Where do the courses take place?
The courses are held at the Nakawa Vocational Training Institute in Kampala.
What are the costs?
The course fee per participant is 500,000 UGX only (without accomodation).
Who can apply?
For the training courses can apply:
- People with Certificate, diploma and degree in electrical engineering but already in the field and those who would like to join the solar industry
- People who have completed ACE, UACE, but with good grades in physics and mathematics and are interested in the solar industry
- People with mechanical engineering degree, if they are interested in the solar industry
Sendea encourages women in particular to apply for the solar training. In previous courses, the percentage of women was 44%.
How to apply?
Interested persons can apply with a two-page CV and a copy of academic documents to:
Loy Kyozaire (Sendea CEO and Sendea Academy training coordinator)