The summer training program for nuclear engineering students was established as part of the agreement signed several years ago between King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy and King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. The program aims to educate, train and transfer knowledge within the Atomic and Renewable energy field to Saudi Students for them to become pioneers in the sustainable energy sector in Saudi Arabia. The program comes as one of the foundational steps to transfer knowledge and technical expertise in order to localize the sustainable energy industry in Saudi Arabia and to enable Saudi Arabia's vision of developing a combination of atomic and renewable energy sources as part of the country's plans to diversify its energy sources and reduce overall dependence on oil for future generations.
The summer training program for this year (1437 AH / 2016 AD), includes two different programs; one in France for a period of 7 week which includes 16 students and two supervisors from King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, this program will start on July 17th and end on September 2nd . The other program will take place in Korea for 8 weeks, the program also includes 16 students and two supervisors form K.A.CARE as well, this program will start on July 11th and end on September 2nd .
The summer training program is an active initiative from K.A.CARE to achieve Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision of enabling a sustainable energy mix, which also plays a key part in the National Transformation Program 2020.