Jobs and employment are crucial to higher productivity and economic development. Green Solar Louisiana is committed to job creation and economic development is lower and middle income countries.
Entire vertical industrial sectors are ready for exploration. These new industries will provide opportunity for growth and create demand for products and services that will enhance the lives of millions of Tanzanians.
Production, manufacturing, job creation, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and commitment to excellent are six components essential for Tanzania to establish a strong and robust economy. A strong vibrant economy is the engine that enables double-digit economic growth—in Tanzania, 10% for example—and raises the expectation of business in all industries. Not only that, but high expectations become the norm, especially from leaders and those who have authority.
Tanzania achieved almost 7% average growth over the last decade. For the 2012-2017 period, the IMF projects annual economic growth to vary between 6.6 and 7.2%, placing it among the world’s fastest-growing economies over he medium term International Monetary Fund, “World Economic Outlook April 2013” http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2013/01/pdf/text.pdf. To maintain this growth rate and become the “gateway” for opportunity and the place where dreams can be achieved on an international level, Tanzania must make commitments and become accountable for large-scale growth and development for both domestic and international opportunity seekers.
Tanzania lacks sufficient adult education, electricity, communication access, housing, and business opportunities for entrepreneurs and job seekers who want opportunity and employment.
GSLA is engaged in the following activities outlined below to impact vocational training, jobs, and economic development. Our strategy is aligned with the World Bank STEP Framework.
GSLA is engaged in the following activities outlined below to impact vocational training, jobs, and economic development:
Enhance the quality of education through accelerate style Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Critical Thinking using a modified skill set development curriculum. Maintain sustained reading, writing, and mathematics through life-long education, certifications, and applications of skillset in the marketplace.
Implement on-line learning platforms that will support the capacity to teach thousands of students—200,000 students, for example--with course content and activities available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for multiple subject areas or disciplines. Use platforms similar to that of institutions of higher education at the collegiate level.
Development of renewable energy using Sisal and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). Education and training will focus on how to used plant-based crops, crop bi-products, and MSW as sources of feedstock for power generation. Both thermal and photovoltaic solar systems will be designed and implemented. Recycling for biomass and consumer electronic products also will be the focus of the training. Ethanol production will focus on ethanol as a viable source of economic development that extends beyond production as a fuel source. It is our intent to create market opportunities and encourage entrepreneurs to enter into markets that support a fuel-based economy.
Construction of homes, commercial buildings, and infrastructure based on U.S. construction standards which include using low cost Structural Insulated Panels (SIP). Education and training in carpentry, plumbing, heating ventilation air conditioning, electrical, structural, building codes, and safety. Students will learn estimation software; how to do a manual take-off; how to read blueprints and drawings; understand scales of measurements; and how to support the General Contractor as a subcontractor. Students will be encouraged to enter the construction industry to support the housing, commercial, and infrastructure buildup throughout Tanzania.
Impact farming, agriculture, and food security by the students learning about crop yield, fertilizing, irrigation, crop rotation, food security, technological advancements in farm machinery, and more. Students will perform research and analyses on farm operations, production, and market access. The objective is to align the course with the existing agriculture industry in Tanzania to better support farmers, high yield seed distribution, access to markets, and collaboration with large industry leaders such as Cargill, Monsanto, USDA, and Yara International. The course will also focus on GPS, RFID, and packaging technologies that enable tracking of food and for it to stay fresh longer. The course will be supported Southern University and the University of Bagamoyo. On-line/Virtual learning platform must be implemented to facilitate education.
Computer, Network, and Wireless Infrastructure Training - Students will understand communications/optical infrastructure, cloud computing, communications hardware, software, internetworking, protocols, mobile applications, and security – theory and hands-on training. The objective of this course will enable students to perform networking, security, and IT functions in a local or enterprise environment. This includes configuration, installation, and troubleshooting products from industry leaders in the technology sector. Our intent is to install a virtual lab that can be accessed from anywhere. Course requirements will require students to have access to or own laptop or desktop computers. Students will learn how to build desktop/laptop computers and taught entry-level programming skills. This is will empower students in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship which will allow them to rapidly enter the marketplace.
Marketing and Entrepreneurship - Students will have the opportunity to participate in a year-long process of mind and mental preparation highlighting the power of clarity, self-control, productivity and implementation. Students will use the internet as a platform for business opportunity; sales and marketing; supply chain management; market access; profit/loss statements; stock analysis; business start-up; business growth; networking; partnerships; teaming agreements; business certifications; and interviews with CEOs.
Entrepreneurship and Franchise Development - Franchise concepts, planning, development, selection, and investment. The objective is to help students understand how systems are the keys to successful business franchising and how franchising will eventually serve markets throughout Tanzania.GSLA’s external collaborators are the University of Bagamoyo and Southern University Agricultural & Mechanical College (USA).
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