King Abdullah University of Science and Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Electric Services Polytechnic on Monday to train local students to design and install solar panels.
The pact focuses on photovoltaic energy design and installation, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
After completing the two programs, trainees will have to pass SESP’s exams to become certified for the work.
Dr. Kevin Cullen, KAUST vice president for innovation, said one of the university’s key innovation goals is to build technical capabilities and a skilled workforce in Saudi Arabia.
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