Vinod Kumar hails from YSR Cuddapah district, Andhra Pradesh. He lost his job in a private firm due to the lack of practical knowledge and communication skills. He tried all means to get re-employed. Through an advertisement, he learned about the Solar Photovoltaic Technician course at SEEDS. He enrolled for it and went through a three-month training in solar technology. Apart from acquiring the domain skills, he was also trained in soft skills, which helped him land a job at Kunamaneni Technologies as a Safety Engineer.
“I’m often praised by the higher officials for my skillful work in the company and I owe it to SEEDS” says Vinod, who now earns Rs. 15,000 a month. SEEDS aspires to touch upon several lives by laying a foundation that provides for economic empowerment through sustainable livelihoods.