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” Program as part of the institute’s curriculum. The groundbreaking program 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 program will include 60 female trainees in the fields of water and mechanical maintenance.
Eng. Tariq Al-Shamrani, CEO of HIWPT said, “The Renewable and Occupational Safety program 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 program will enroll 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 labor 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.”
Faisal Jadu, Chief People, Culture, and Communications Officer at ACWA Power said, “The robust partnership that brings ACWA Power together with HIWPT is the backbone of this impactful program. The Renewable and Occupational Safety program will involve training 153 locals as part of the NOMAC team, including the first batch of 60 young Saudi women, and it will focus on technical disciplines such as renewable energy, mechanical and electrical maintenance, health, safety, and the environment. ACWA Power welcomes trainees within our teams and we look forward to working together to develop the energy and desalination sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Supported by Saudi Human Resources Development Fund, the program reinforces the private sector’s participation in driving Saudization. HIWPT cultivates and pushes the potential of its graduates to allow them to compete and participate in the Kingdom’s rapid growth; the program 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.