The MSC Artisan Academy Renewable Centre is a division of MSC Artisan Academy, specializing in Renewable Energy Technologies and operating from the Science and Technology Park (STP) of the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ).
The Renewable Centre has been in operation since 2013 focusing on the delivery of part qualifications and skills programs in Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal and Small Wind Technologies.
The skills programmes on offer are both credit-bearing (relevant existing unit standards) and non-credit bearing according to client needs.
The Centre is also the only licensed institution in South Africa accredited to offer the Solarteur program under the Austrian-based Solarteur School.
In partnership with the East London IDZ , the Centre extended its program offering with the establishment of a dedicated Smart Grid Emulator Laboratory in 2016, currently the one of only two operational simulators in South Africa.
Located within the East London IDZ Science and Technology Park (STP), the Centre is a 5 minute drive from the East London Airport and is in a safe and controlled environment with secure parking.
The Renewable Energy Centre houses three specialised departments, namely:
In addition the training facilities have on site the following to support training:
As part of the greater Science and Technology Park, available to delegates are conference and cafeteria facilities as well as high speed connectivity.
The focus areas of the Renewable Energy Skills Centre are:
The centre offers both theory and practical training through a blended approach in using combination of:
This ensures a complete learning experience, equipping a trainee with applied knowledge and comprehension.
Electrical & Electronics Courses
The following Skills Courses in support to renewable programmes are offered on the uniTrain Emulators.
Renewable Energy Courses (Solarteur School)
Smart Grid Management Courses (Power Lab)
Smart Grid Management (ESG) – using SCDA Software
The MSC Artisan Academy has programme accreditation with merSETA, EWSETAand CETA for applicable unit standards related to renewable energy as well as international accreditation from Solarteur (Austria) to offer under license the Solateur qualification