Focusing on Vocational Training in the Energy Sector Provides Significant Contribution

Date: May 6 2024 5:51PM
Update: May 7 2024 11:17AM

Turkey's leading private sector energy generation company, Enerjisa Generation, has contributed to the professional development of students and the modernization of laboratories through a protocol signed with Manisa Celal Bayar University. With the collaboration of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the company aims to enhance students' personal development through English and vocational training.

With a vision to ensure the sustainability of the sector, Enerjisa Generation, focusing on training qualified workers in the energy sector, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Technical Sciences Vocational School of Manisa Celal Bayar University to expand the horizon of vocational education. Under the protocol signed last July, training documents and technical materials tailored to the needs of the energy sector were provided to prepare students accordingly. 'Electronics and Circuit Laboratory' and 'Computer Laboratory' were opened. Additionally, 4 different laboratories including 'Electrical Laboratory', 'Virtual Reality Laboratory', and 'Mechatronics Laboratory' were refurbished and strengthened.

In the 'Computer Laboratory', opened to enhance academic activities and student experiences, new computers were provided for 50 students. While the 'Electronics and Circuit Laboratory' was updated with basic equipment such as high-precision adjustable DC power supplies, function generators, multimeters, and oscilloscopes, new computers were acquired to strengthen the laboratory infrastructure, and its physical appearance was technologically renovated.

For the 'Electrical Laboratory', equipment such as automatic control training sets and electrical machinery training sets were procured. In the Mechatronics laboratory, computers and PLC training sets were provided for the use of PLC training sets, supporting students to develop their skills in this field.

The computer and electronics laboratories were renamed as Enerjisa Production.

In the machine group laboratories, a CNC device and related equipment were provided for the machining laboratory, measurement equipment such as a profile projector and bore comparator for the material and measurement laboratory, a portable hardness measurement device for the measurement and control laboratory, and VR glasses for the expanded reality laboratory were procured.

In collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), English language courses have been initiated to enhance the talents and knowledge of academic staff and students. Various training programs and workshops are planned for the future, covering topics such as renewable energy technologies, computer education, English language skills, and social skills training. Through the rewarding program, the aim is to encourage achievements.

Prof. Dr. Rana Kibar, Rector of Manisa Celal Bayar University, stated, "Manisa Celal Bayar University has signed an important collaboration between Turkey's leading electricity production company Enerjisa Generation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to address the qualified technical staff shortage in the sector and our country. With this collaboration, our Manisa Technical Sciences Vocational School has gained access to not only the technological infrastructure facilities of the Aegean region but also one of the country's modern and technological infrastructure facilities." Prof. Dr. Kibar added, "I believe that this collaboration will contribute to strengthening our university's research and development capacity, developing innovative solutions, and training sectoral human resources, leading us to achieve our common goals and build a sustainable future. I thank Enerjisa Generation and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for this meaningful collaboration and wish it to be a great success story for our university, the energy sector, and Turkey."

Ayşegül Gürkale, Deputy General Manager of Human and Culture at Enerjisa Generation, said, "At Enerjisa Generation, we see young people as our future, and education is among the critical topics we evaluate. While focusing on contributing to the development of the sector and human resources, we aim to provide equal opportunities to young people and prioritize diversity and inclusivity principles. Our investments in the Manisa region continue. We adopt an approach of providing better for everyone and everything in our social impact area. In this regard, we believe that with this collaboration, academic activities and student experiences will progress, and we believe that stories will change with us, as reflected in our motto 'Change with Us.' We are very excited and hopeful about this work we have done. We wish it to be beneficial for our country."

Mehmet Üvez, Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, emphasized that promoting the development of sustainable and inclusive economies is a priority for the EBRD. He stated, "Encouraging private sector, technical and vocational education institution, and university collaborations based on the redefined labor needs in line with green and digital transformation is among the strategic priorities of our bank. In this sense, we wholeheartedly believe that the project we have launched today will contribute to the competence and diversity of the future workforce of the renewable energy sector and will contribute to the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of the sector."

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