Lesotho experience with dual training

Lesotho

Submitted by Puleng Mosothoane
Published 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Solarsoft, the commercial entity of Lesotho SOLTRAIN partner, the Bethal Business and Community Development Center (BBCDC), recently partook in SOLTRAIN's “Dual Training for Artisans” programme which includes theoretical training under the leadership of AEE INTEC, as well as hands-on courses in combination with a 3-6 month internship. The cost of the internship is shared by SOLTRAIN and the local solar thermal companies.

Khotsofalang after installing a 150L low pressure geyser

Khotsofalang Sehlabo was given the opportunity to do his internship at Solarsoft under the programme for the first half of 2020, during which time he gained practical experience in the installation of both high and low pressure solar thermal systems for individual households in Quthing, Mohale's Hoek,  Mafeteng, Maseru, Thaba Tseka and Berea. He also received some hands-on experience in the installation of solar PV.

The training has strengthened Khotsofalang's prospects in the solar industry and he is a good potential candidate to represent Solarsoft in plans to extend their operation to Qacha's Nek in the mountainside area of Lesotho.