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The HIWPT Newsletter 2021 | 3rd Quarter_EN

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Strategic Partners: OCTOBER 1, 2021 | Vol. 2 Issue 4 Follow us on: Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies |P.O. Box 53 Rabigh 21911, Saudi Arabia | [email protected] |+966 12 4222322|+966 540272423 Inside this issue HIWPT obtains eLearning 5 license TVTC Director of Makkah 6 region visits HIWPT The Future of Solar 7 Panel Cleaning WFDP Sponsors Workshop, 8 Trainees Annual Event TVTC Head of Program 10 Ahmed Jalalah… Training Department 11 conducts workshop… HIWPT instructors 11 HIWPT, TRSDC sign agreement to support local talent in vocational successfully completed… training programs …page 2 Welcome aboard! 12 Welcome, TRSDC trainees! HIWPT celebrates 91st Saudi HIWPT receives accreditation Your path to becoming…page 3 National Day…page 4 from NCTAA…page 5 HIWPT Online Summer 2021 pg.13 | News Update: OSH Program pg.14 | HIWPT Short Courses 4th Quarter pg.15

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 2 Newsletter HIWPT, TRSDC sign agreement to support local talent in vocational training programs (Left-Right) Engr. Ahmad Darwish, TRSDC Chief Administrative Officer; Thamer AlSharhan, ACWA Power Vice Chairman & HIWPT Chairman; and Engr. Tariq AlShamrani, HIWPT Executive Managing Director, during the letter of award acceptance and signing ceremony on August 31, 2021, held at ACWA Power Head Office in Riyadh. The Higher Institute for Water and Power “HIWPT is ready to support TRSDC with our in-depth Technologies (HIWPT) and The Red Sea Development training knowledge and services to create employment Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s opportunities for Saudi citizens and to ensure that the most ambitious regenerative tourism project in communities surrounding the tourism project are Saudi Arabia, have signed recently an agreement to among the first to benefit from the development.” deliver high-quality vocational training programs for According to the agreement, HIWPT will provide ambitious local talent leading for employment. professional and technical skills through training The training agreement was signed by Engr. Tariq services to TRSDC in the following disciplines; AlShamrani, HIWPT Executive Managing Director, and Mechanical, Electrical, and Renewable Energy. John Pagano, TRSDC Chief Executive Officer. The training is 18 months program that will initially Commenting after receiving the contract, Engr. prepare 200 young Saudis for technical careers to AlShamrani said that the vocational training program support the Red Sea tourism growth. aims to prepare young Saudis for the range of exciting The program is open to local jobseekers who have jobs needed to serve and build career paths within the completed their high school education. Accepted Red Sea project. trainees through TRSDC engagement and Human He also said that with the recent signing of the Resources Development Fund (HRDF) support will agreement, the prospects for the creation of jobs for receive high-quality training including an English local communities through training of Saudi nationals course at HIWPT in Rabigh and on-the-job training at in keeping with the Kingdom's 2030 Vision are on the the Red Sea project site. right track.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 3 Newsletter Welcome, TRSDC trainees! Your path to becoming a skilled worker has begun The batch of young Saudis under the training sponsorship program of The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) in partnership with the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) has started their registration and orientation activities on September 27-28, 2021 in Rabigh. A total of 140 out of 200 scholarship slots for trainees from the towns of the Red Sea and nearby regions are taking part in the 18 months training program set by the TRSDC and HIWPT to prepare them for the range of exciting jobs within the Red Sea development project. The training is being done through face-to-face sessions where the trainees can learn about technical works in mechanical, electrical, and renewable energy. The trainees will have to undergo an English course to improve their communication skills and later at the Red Sea project site for their on-job training (OJT) as a part of their complete learning process. This OJT practice would prepare them to develop skills, competencies and knowledge they need to carry out their role at TRSDC. Your dreams that were once far from your grasps almost seem attainable. All you need to do is reach for it.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 4 Newsletter HIWPT celebrates 91st Saudi National Day Trainees, instructors and staff of the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) celebrated the 91st Saudi National Day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor to commemorate the rich legacy and wonders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event was held on September 26, 2021 at HIWPT multipurpose hall in Rabigh. The program started with the singing of the ‘Saudi On a separate event, the HIWPT branch in Jeddah National Anthem’, which was followed by a video joins also the celebration to commemorate the presentation about the institute’s wonderful history and establishment of Saudi Arabia, and the achievement in training initiatives to young story of achievements and success of King Abdulaziz generations. Then, encouraging speeches were and Al-Saud family, and the unification of the followed by the Head of Training Department, country. Abdulmajeed Azouz, and Human Resources and Administration Manager, Hosni Althebiani. The Saudi National Day is being celebrated every year on September 23, and the slogan this year is “It At this event, trainees have shared their talents in is our home” which was inspired by the description poetry impromptu speech in praising the Kingdom’s of the poems and popular songs of the homeland in efforts in the development of the country and the house, which is not intended only for the house, accomplishing impressive achievements in various but for sensing what the Kingdom offers to be “we fields. Also, a team of cultural dancers performed a have a house”. tribute dance to entertain the audience. As for the identity of the National Day, it was At the final end of the occasion, attendees gathered inspired by the culture of humanism, which is clearly together to enjoy the prepared food for everyone. reflected in the huge projects that the Kingdom has bet on in its ambitious Saudi Vision 2030.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 5 Newsletter HIWPT receives accreditation from NCTAA The Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIPWT) has received last September 20, 2021 a conditional accreditation of the institute from the official accrediting body of the National Center for Training Assessment and Accreditation (NCTAA) under the office of the Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC), the premier agency for the accreditation and assessment of education and training in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The awarding ceremony was officially held in Riyadh “This achievement conveys the strength of HIWPT’s with a simultaneous signing ceremony on memorandum of understanding between the Technical and education and research programs to current Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and ETEC. stakeholders, prospective students, and alumni alike and demonstrates our sustaining focus on the future Commenting on the event, Engr. Tariq AlShamrani, and our growth potential”, he added. HIWPT Executive Managing Director, said that the accreditation from NCTAA is a well-earned recognition of the high standards of excellence. HIWPT obtains eLearning license The Higher Institute for Water and Power body aims to enhancing trust in the eLearning Technologies (HIPWT) is pleased to announce that it programs, Leading innovation in Learning digital has obtained July 13, 2021, an eLearning License transformation, and enabling integration among from the National eLearning Center (NELC) to educational institutions and labor market needs. primarily facilitate and provide eLearning programs which are significant in today’s education and training integration. HIWPT eLearning course content are highly customized, interactive and simple to use. It consists of the following criteria; ______________________________________________ _______________________________________. NELC is an independent entity established by the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia. The accrediting

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 6 Newsletter TVTC Director of Makkah region visits HIWPT His Excellency Faisal Kadasah, Director General of the Technical and Vocational Training Department in Makkah Al-Mukarramah region visited the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) on September 12, 2021 to confer training operations, share experiences and discuss challenges. Mr. Kadasah, accompanied by the Director of Colleges “We both agree for a wider exploration of opportunities to offer training services to various and Institutes Affairs, Mr. Khalid Ghazi Tawab, met companies based in industrial areas, to engage in new with Engr. Tariq AlShamrani, HIWPT Executive skills development and to expand employees’ Managing Director, as well as management staff members. knowledge”, Engr. AlShamrani further stated. According to Engr. AlShamrani, both parties discussed After the meeting, a campus tour was arranged for Mr. the strategic and operational plan of the institute to ensure quality of standards, and to see if the training Kadasah where he took the opportunity to visit the workshops, laboratories, and training classes and to environment was in accordance with TVTC rules and speak with both trainers and trainees about their regulations. experiences.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 7 Newsletter 0 'The Power is A car that’s well-oiled and serviced runs better, so there’s no surprise Within You' that solar panels do their job more efficiently when they’re given the Incubation same level of attention. According to studies, it has proven that dirty glass on solar panels can decrease efficiency by 20-40%. Program A team from Taif University (TU) who won from the last year’s ‘The Power is Within You’ competition through the ACWA Power initiative in partnership with its training arm, the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT), has made a ground-breaking work to showcase a prototype solar panel cleaning machine using sensor and electrical mechanism. This is part of their winning project concept and incubation program that offers an effective solar panel cleaning system. The machine is equipped with scrub brush, wiper, and also sprinkles water stored in its tank. It travels smoothly and with ease across the entire panel through a powered motor. Likewise, it can be started manually by an operator, or through sensors fitted which measure the soiling of the panels. These sensors reduce the cost of unnecessary cleaning. The machine is designed to be robust and withstand extreme environmental conditions. Its maintenance is quite minimal and consumables such as brushes, wipers, and batteries can be replaced on the field with minimal effort and time after its prolonged use. In addition, the prototype of the machine was demonstrated recently at HIWPT Rabigh in the presence of trainees, staff, and instructors. According to Engr. Tariq Zia, HIWPT electrical instructor and advisor of the TU team, the device has been found to be a cost-saving and efficient solar panel cleaner and regarded as an achievement of the TU team and HIWPT in fulfillment of the ACWA Power initiative. Meanwhile, the second batch of the incubation program will be started soon and hopefully will be showcasing the same success story to benefits the community and to inspire potential young talents in the Kingdom.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 8 Newsletter Sponsors Workshop The skills required by today’s workers are different and more varied than they were even a decade ago, and future labor markets will demand a modernized and highly-skilled workforce with the ability to swiftly adapt to rapid changes. Meeting sponsors’ needs and expectations will require proper approaches and engagement, which is why the WFDP committee conducted a workshop on September 1, 2021 in Riyadh for sponsors and selected trainees to discuss the program’s progress and to step forward in the next phase of scalable employment solutions for the young generations. Several distinguished guests from public and private sectors were invited and participated to give supports on this worthy undertaking. Also, present at the occasion were delegations of ACWA Power led by Chairman Mohammad Abu Nayyan, and Obeikan company headed by Mohammed Obeikan.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 9 Newsletter Trainees Annual Event As part of the ongoing process to promote a sense of unity and camaraderie, to encourage competition and sportsmanship, and to boost the morale of WFDP trainees, an annual event was organized by the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) on August 26, 2021, in Jeddah. The event was full of fun through team building games and sport water activities and was enjoyed by everyone. Present at the occasion also were teachers and staff who served as facilitators. The annual event was held successfully with proper Covid-19 precautionary measures by ensuring that all attendees were fully vaccinated against the virus. The WFDP initiative is a collaboration between ACWA Power and Obeikan companies. It is a reaffirming commitment of both parties to fast-tracking the localization of Saudi industry in lined with Vision 2030. The program aims to establish a highly self-reliant, efficient, and productive Saudi labor market targeting small-medium enterprises scaling up to the largest companies. Through WFDP, it prepares Saudi youth with the skills necessary for a specific type of job. It prioritizes the value of ongoing workplace education and skills development, as well as addresses the hiring demands of employers.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 10 Newsletter TVTC Head of Program Ahmed Jalalah pays a special visit to HIWPT The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) Head of Program Engr. Ahmed Jalalah, paid a special visit to the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) in Rabigh on September 19, 2021. The visit of Engr. Jalalah, who is also a newly appointed director of the HIWPT Board, was part of his purpose to grasp the present status of technical and vocational training operations of the institute. Engr. Tariq AlShamrani, HIWPT Executive Managing Engr. Jalalah, expressed gladness over the warm Director, and management staff received the welcome environment and more of interest on part of honorable guest to discuss training programs of the instructors and trainees’ ongoing training programs. institute, to exchange training views and experiences, to understand challenges including problems with Later, he visited the workshops and facilities of HIWPT Covid-19 virus, and to maximize the potential for his familiarization and has received a plaque of capabilities of HIWPT. appreciation for his valuable visit. 12 HIWPT is fully abiding by A timeline for the precautionary and preventive inoculation process of measures against COVID-19 in HIWPT trainees, instructors and staff for the vaccine the workplaces. against COVID-19 was already achieved.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 11 Newsletter HIWPT instructors successfully completed International Training Program for Trainers As part of the employees training development initiative of the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) Human Resources Department, eleven instructors representing a cross- section of the Training Department successfully completed training in International Training Program for Trainers. The program was implemented from August 17-20, 2021 through online with partner support of its organizer, Nevada Training and Consultancy (NTC) – an agent University of Nevada USA in the Middle East. HIWPT is proud to say that the caliber of its trainers’ skills and knowledge are progressive and they are recognized with international training licenses and membership. Training Department conducts workshop in dealing with different personality types The Higher Institute for Water and Power He also said that being aware of the different Technologies (HIWPT) Training Department headed personality types at work can help team members and by Abdulmajeed Azouz, conducted a workshop for their leaders to work more effectively as a strong team. instructors in dealing with different personality types at work on September 12, 2021 in Rabigh. The workshop benefitted the training team members Mr. Azouz said, in his statement at the event, that from a diversity of backgrounds, and improved their everyone is unique and different and those differences professional relationships by developing self-awareness can lead to misunderstanding or miscommunication. and understanding of others.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 12 Newsletter On August 4, 2021, HIWPT Executive Managing Director (EMD) Tariq AlShamrani and SADAFCO Manager for HR, Government and Public Relations Talal Al Nounou signed the agreement of 5th batch of trainees in diesel and refrigeration training program in an official ceremony held at SADAFCO head office in Jeddah. JIGPC HIWPT EMD Tariq AlShamrani and Jazan Integrated Gasification and Power Company (JIGPC) representative Ayman Sawadi officially signed on July 25, 2021 in Rabigh the two-year training agreement to prepare 40 Saudi youths in gas power plant operations. WELCOME ABOARD Mohammed Marwan AlShihabi Al-Marbeai Head, Quality & Trainees Affairs Accreditation Mr. AlShihabi joined us on September 01, 2021 Specialist as new Head of Trainees Affairs. He has worked for several years in education and trainees’ Mr. Al-Marbeai joined us on September 26, 2021 welfare and development. as Quality and Accreditation Specialist. His education and excellent experience in quality works would be a great factor to his new job at HIWPT.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow... Page 13 Newsletter Training Program holds successfully The Online Summer Training Program 2021 is a success. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic that prevents learners from having a face-to-face learning experience, the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) has managed again to implement the program effectively through its established online learning management system platform that is easy, accessible, and more fun to learn. The program has resulted in a total of 100 High committed to its corporate social responsibility School students, male and female, from all KSA (CSR) initiative. “The company has been always regions, who participated and finished the program actively partnering with the institute in this social with great satisfaction and accomplishment. initiative”. Various training courses were offered to students He said further that the CSR initiative with ACWA namely; English language, Basic Computer Skills, Power this year has offered more training courses COVID-19 Protection, Defensive Driving, Basics of compared to last year to suit the online training First Aid, Fire Protection Awareness, Home Safety, experience and to give more opportunities to Time Management, Dealing with Others, Basic female participants. Photography and Photoshop Use, and Principles of Small & Medium Projects. “It is in fact a yearly social initiative program of HIWPT in collaboration with public and private Speaking on the culmination of the program, Engr. sectors in the Kingdom. And hopefully, by next year Tariq AlShamrani said that the HIWPT is constantly we can get more sponsoring companies who can grateful to hold the yearly program in summer owing facilitate contributions to this significant to the continuous support by ACWA Power who is undertaking complementing the Saudi Vision 2030”.

The HIWPT Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow. .. Page 14 Newsletter NEWS UPDATE: On August 1, 2021, the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT), under the initiative of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) and approval of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), has begun the training of female for the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Program in Rabigh main campus and Jeddah branch. As per the initial batch of trainees, 90 females have Practitioner & been recruited to the OSH training program, a Professional practitioner for 3 months and professional for 4 months, in coordination with the Office of Human Resources Development Fund of MHRSD. The training offers development of leadership skills Upon conclusion of the training, female participants in safety precautions and healthful conditions of will receive a certificate issued by HIWPT and women in the workplace and compliance with the recognized by TVTC and will become specialized Occupational Safety and Health Act. practitioners and professionals in safety and health management, who can ensure a safe work ethic and Furthermore, it raises awareness of female’s manage health and safety hazards in the leadership and conveys an accurate picture of the organization. Kingdom’s support for women’s capacities in safety and health in accordance with the Saudi Vision 2030.


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