In line with the national efforts to develop the renewable energy sector in Jordan, Al Hussein Technical University (HTU), an initiative of the Crown Prince Foundation, and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners - MENA Program (NABCEP), signed an exclusive partnership agreement to deliver NABCEP accredited training programs in renewable energy to students, engineers, and technicians in Jordan and the region.
Prof. Ismael Al-Hinti, President of Al-Hussein Technical University, indicated that this partnership will contribute to building a capable and highly qualified workforce in the renewable energy sector, and will support this growing sector in Jordan and the region: "The partnership aims to equip young Jordanians with required skills and competencies defined by industry and market leaders, through a structured and accredited framework which covers various renewable energy fields."
He added: "HTU will integrate the NABCEP training program within its energy engineering study plan, and will also offer it to interested engineers and technicians. This partnership will increase employability opportunities for talented and qualified Jordanian youth in one of the fastest growing industries, regionally and worldwide".
Shawn O'Brien, NABCEPs CEO, commended the innovative and progressive approach HTU is adopting and its commitment to align its programs with market needs: "This is a model that we wish to see it replicated by other universities and institutions".
Mr. Khaled Sarhan, CEO of Excellent for Energy Consultancy, An American-based company specialized in developing energy projects which represents NABCEP in the MENA region, expressed his happiness to see NABCEP certification programs offered through HTU for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa.
Based in New York, NABCEP is the most respected, well-established and widely recognized certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy.