Kochi : Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), the Skill Development Mission of Government of Kerala joined hands with Green Method Engineering to launch its SWAT – School of Water Technology.
In an extension to the well-established, and one of the pioneers in Wastewater treatment in Kerala, GME has introduced SWAT, the centre of excellence in water and wastewater treatment. SWAT, which is developed and operated by Green Method Engineering (GME) is the first of its kind in India which offers exclusive certification courses for Water and wastewater treatment operators. The main objective of SWAT is to ensure the preservation of environment by training the participants to become skilled workers to conserve our water bodies and contribute towards sustainable industrial and economic growth of the country. Whereas, KASE is an initiative of the Government of Kerala to promote, establish, setup, monitor, govern and regulate various institutions and academies for the development of core employability skills and competency standards to meet the demands of various industries.
Qualified and well-trained Water and Wastewater operators play a vital role in drinking water quality. The purpose of the SWAT Certification program insures that water and wastewater operators have sufficient knowledge, trained and experience to properly operate the system, and in turn protect human health and safety of the environment. For the successful operation, maintenance and management of wastewater treatment plant, Certification in water & Waste water Treatment Plant operator is essential which emphasize strategic wastewater management treatment through well-organized class work and onsite practical training.
This 4 months course is designed for science stream students and the certification program is built around curriculum that presents the latest approaches and technologies in Wastewater Treatment Plant and onsite practical training to demonstrate competency in the design and implementation of the sewage treatment plant. The curriculum consists of 45 hours of class work and 105 hours of onsite practical training which includes 1 month internship at a functioning plant. SWAT incorporates all the facilities and infrastructures essential for the students which includes smart class rooms, basic mechanical & electrical workshop and KSPCB approved B grade Chemical laboratory.
The performance of a student is assessed by different methods like written examinations, practical examinations, and internal assessments. And a 60% placement is assured after successful completion of the course for the employment in the domestic and overseas market.