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TVET for Energy Access in Sub-Saharan Africa: Innovations in off-grid and Renewable Energy Training

Olatunji Temilade Afolasade & Ademola Moses Adesanmi, Volume 5 Issue 1, July 2024 Pages 13-24, Published: 2024-04-20


where grid infrastructure is limited. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs play a vital role in addressing this energy gap by equipping individuals with the skills necessary for off-grid and renewable energy solutions. This paper, therefore focuses on the innovations and advancements in TVET for energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa. The abstract explores the importance of English language proficiency within TVET programs and its relevance to the topic. English serves as a medium of instruction, facilitating knowledge transfer and technical skill development. Furthermore, it enables access to international resources, collaboration opportunities, standardization of technical terminology, and certification frameworks. By examining various TVET initiatives, the abstract highlights the impact of these programs on sustainable development. It discusses innovative approaches such as hands-on training, practical experience, and incorporation of renewable energy technologies in the curriculum. These strategies not only enhance technical competencies but also promote entrepreneurship and local innovation The abstract concludes by emphasizing the role of English language proficiency in enabling market integration and enhancing employability prospects for TVET graduates. Proficiency in English facilitates global engagement, knowledge, and dissemination of locally developed solutions in renewable energy