Village Academy

is a last mile vocational training provider in the solar energy sector.

For Job Seeking Youth

In-village trainings in technical, sales and professional skills necessary to enter the solar energy industry and be productive team members. Graduates are connected with employment/income opportunities.

For Companies

Customized, tailor-made courses to give your employees new skills to effectively communicate, approach problems, work as a team, increase accountability, and raise the bar on what they can achieve.

For Entrepreneurs

Access to start-up financing, high quality solar products and mentorship on the productive use of energy to grow your small to medium size business.

What makes us different

  • Mobile Trainers

    Travels to where the youth live, lowering the burden of transport and accommodation costs on the learner and increasing access to rural youth and women in particular.

  • Relevant Programme

    Combination of technical, sales and soft skills that are cited by employers in the solar industry as critically needed and lacking.

  • Real-world Experience

    Small classroom setting and extensive work on training boards are supplemented by field visits to installations, shadowing of technicians, practice pitching with customers, and post-training opportunities to earn money working on a real installation.

  • Job Placement

    Graduates are connected to employers and their progress during job placement process and after employment is tracked.

  • Tools & Gear

    Full technician toolkit and safety gear (worth more than $100) to keep and use after graduation.

Past Trainings

MCE Sales Agent Training

September 2017

MCE Sales Agent Training

Trained 20 youth as solar sales agents and equipped them with stock in partnership with MCE Uganda and d.light

Soroti Solar PV Training

May 2016

Soroti Solar PV Training

Trained and certified 10 young men and women, 8 of whom found work in the solar industry in Soroti