ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation, water desalination and green hydrogen plants worldwide, in partnership with its vocational institute the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT), launched the all-new ‘Renewable Energy and Occupational Safety’ programme as part of the institute’s curriculum
The groundbreaking programme is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and focuses on training women in technical disciplines related to renewable energy and water. The first batch within the programme will include 60 female trainees in the fields of water and mechanical maintenance.
“The Renewable and Occupational Safety programme is designed to provide entry-level training with employment opportunities for a period of two years, ending with the acquisition of a diploma accredited by the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC). Our programme will enrol 153 male and female trainees and is part of the strategic partnership between TVTC, ACWA Power and HIWPT, to support training paths and empower national cadres for the labour market. Relying on local talents in vital sectors, such as water desalination and power generation, will have an evident positive impact on the national economy and the development of national competencies in line with Vision 2030,” said Eng. Tariq Al-Shamrani, CEO of HIWPT.
Supported by Saudi Human Resources Development Fund, the programme reinforces the private sector's participation in driving Saudisation. HIWPT cultivates and pushes the potential of its graduates to allow them to compete and participate in the Kingdom’s rapid growth; and the programme is part of the Institute's strategy to adopt promising trends and focus on what serves the future generations of local talents through expansion and diversity in training, and meeting the needs of the water and energy sector.