Career chance for young Saudis in rubber industry

Updated 14 March 2015
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Career chance for young Saudis in rubber industry

A graduation ceremony will be held for the first batch of Saudi trainees at the Higher Institute of Rubber Industries, set up under the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), in Yanbu on Wednesday, in the presence of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman.
TVTC said that the Rubber Institute seeks to prepare its students for a career in the rubber manufacturing industry through an international operator, University Akron America. They work for rehabilitating Saudis in this sector.
Saudi Yanbu Petrochemical Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), operates the Rubber Institute under the supervision of the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals.
According to TVTC, the institute can accommodate 180 trainees annually, while it accepts 60 secondary school students for specialization in natural sciences after a two and a half-year training program.
To qualify Saudis as instructors, the institute has sent 22 Saudi university graduates in mechanical and chemical engineering, chemistry, physics and science disciplines to Akron University in the United States for a further high-level training program of two years as coaches and instructors.
They have already finished their studies and joined the institute as trainers. Subsequently, another batch of 12 medium degree graduates from technical colleges has taken up a 10-month training course to qualify them as workshop technicians and lab assistants at the institute.
Established in 2012, the institute has so far received three batches of trainees who have been absorbed in various SABIC companies.
TVTC has ongoing strategic partnerships with specialized institutes in several areas, including services, petroleum, plastic industries, electronics and appliances, and water and energy.
It has also forged alliances with dairy products, food, mining, and electricity services, and techniques and paper industries, and industries rubber, tourism and hospitality, and railway maintenance sectors.


King Abdullah Economic City launches summer festival

Updated 22 July 2019
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King Abdullah Economic City launches summer festival

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has announced the launch of the Turquoise World summer season in the coastline of turquoise water on the Red Sea. 

Taking place until Aug. 31, the festival will feature a variety of thrilling events and activities that fulfill KAEC visitors’ and residents’ expectations, particularly those who are seeking a distinctive lifestyle of recreational and entertainment within a modern environment.

“In line with the Kingdom’s ambitious vision 2030, King Abdullah Economic City is living rapid growth in its several strategic sectors, including the quality of life program along with the tourism and leisure sector, in order to create a world of entertainment at the heart of our nation,” said Ahmed Linjawy, group CEO of KAEC.

“Set to become the leading destination on the Red Sea, KAEC is fully equipped for hosting and organizing massive events and activities due to its logistical and state-of-the-art infrastructure, including world-class social, sports and leisure facilities that have been developed to provide a high-quality environment to meet the needs of those who aspire to a luxury lifestyle overlooking the virgin beaches of the Red Sea.” said Linjawy.

The “Turquoise World” festival was inspired by KAEC’s new identity “Another World” to offer an exceptional experience that has been designed to entertain all family members, with unique direct turquoise view of the Red Sea. 

The festival offers a variety of exclusive activities and events at the Beach Walk, and range of water sports at the Yam Beach, and the Bay La Sun Marina and Yacht Club, including water games at Aqua Fun, K-MAX — the first multi-dimensional movie theater in the Kingdom, and Juman Karting, among others. 

In addition to top-class hotels with an elevated standard of living and services that make KAEC an ideal destination to visit and live.

King Abdullah Economic City is the largest privately funded new city in the world, situated on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. 

KAEC covers an area of 181 sq km of land, approximately the size of Washington DC. KAEC comprises King Abdullah Port, the Coastal Communities residential districts, the Haramain Railway district and the Industrial Valley. 

The city is under development by Emaar, The Economic City, a publicly listed Saudi joint-stock company established in 2006.