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.


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.