As a strategic source of future technical personnel, RPC is continually sponsoring apprentices who undergo a two-year program in the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technology (HIWPT), a vocational institute aiming to advance Water & Power technology training in Saudi Arabia located in Rabigh.
From a stringent screening of qualified high school local graduates, RAWEC intends to support and develop the selected apprentices into becoming highly-skilled power plant personnel and thereby, providing them with fruitful and challenging career opportunities in the future. Specifically after completing the 2-Year Curriculum in the Institute, the apprentices will undergo another six-month of On-The-Job (OJT) Program to further intensify their readiness to assume appropriate roles in the IWSPP. The OJT program is another structured internal work certification program that provides them the necessary information on plant fundamentals to equip them to become highly competent personnel in operating and maintaining the plant.
The 2-year academic year includes the learning program such as Technical Foundation Year, English Language Development, Study Skills, STEM-IT Skills, Math and soft skills. After the 2-Year program in the institute, students shall be undergoing Plant Experience Program for another 6 Months before they completed the entire Apprentice Program to make them equipped, accordingly.
Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies is an initiative started by ACWA Power International for the establishment of a not for profit technical institute with the aims of training and rehabilitation of young Saudis to work as operators and technicians in the field of water desalination and power technologies. The initiative was translated into an agreement that was signed with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) in 2008, and the Higher Institute of Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) was officially launched in the Governorate of Rabigh as part of a Strategic Partnership program between the private and public sectors.
HIWPT provides industrial specialized vocational training to regional High school graduates who will join the Saudi Arabian water desalination and power generation sector as certified operators and technicians.
RPC Management has initiated a strategic management program called the Professional Development Program or “PDP” for young Saudi graduates. PDP is a management initiative to sustain operational needs of Rabigh IWSPP in terms of manpower resources in a long-term perspective. Providing manpower in terms of numbers is insufficient without focusing on the selection and training of the right candidates. Likewise, PDP is designed to support the government in its objectives for sustaining economic growth by providing opportunities for professional Saudis rewarding and fulfilling careers in the best ways possible. Specifically, the objectives of the program are:
Invest in human capital development to ensure long term sustainability through a structured program and creating a culture that supports professional and skills development.
Development of young Saudi “High Potentials” by means of a guided on-the-job training and soft skill development process into high caliber-employees and future leaders within the Rabigh IWSPP.
Fast track development of university graduates in all aspects of the business whilst maximizing interaction with experienced employees.
The current PDP Program is a two-year extensive training program provided to well-deserving limited number of Saudi nationals