TVTC starts distributing mobile maintenance tools to trainees

PAYOFF: A trainee reaps the rewards of having being trained at by TVTC.
Updated 12 May 2016
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TVTC starts distributing mobile maintenance tools to trainees

RIYADH: The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has started distributing 20,000 bags of mobile maintenance tools to its trainees.
“The bags contain maintenance tools as support for them if and when they join the labor market in the field of communications,” said TVTC Spokesman Fahd Al-Otaibi.
Al-Otaibi said the bags include all tools and equipment needed for the repair and maintenance of components of various kinds of smartphones.
He said that the “bags initiative comes as a support to the trainees and to motivate them after completing the training programs on the maintenance and sale of mobile devices.”
“The bags initiative is also intended to infuse them with the enthusiasm as the TVTC trainers intended as they shared their knowledge with them so that they become competent in their field,” he said.
He added that the role of the modules is not limited to training and rehabilitation but also to help them when they leave the TVTC which is backed by the Human Resources Development Fund.
“The modules will be of great help to them in various ways if and when they join the labor market in communications,” Al-Otaibi added.
He added that TVTC has turned out numerous trainees on the maintenance of mobile devices and who are now making money by using their knowledge and skills in mobile maintenance and repair.
He added that with colleges and institutes all over the Kingdom, TVTC trains more than 120,000 trainees in more than 100 locations.
“TVTC was formerly called GOTEVOT, or General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training,” Al-Otaibi said.


Saudi Arabia plays host to major Indonesian tourism campaign

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Saudi Arabia plays host to major Indonesian tourism campaign

  • More than 165,000 Saudis visited the Southeast Asian country in 2018, and officials there are aiming to increase that number to 200,000 as part of a global visitor target of 20 million for this year
  • Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, with more than 17,000 islands famed for their beaches, wildlife and natural beauty

JEDDAH: Tourism chiefs have been taking part in a major five-day Saudi campaign to help promote Indonesia as a top international holiday destination.
More than 165,000 Saudis visited the Southeast Asian country in 2018, and officials there are aiming to increase that number to 200,000 as part of a global visitor target of 20 million for this year.
From Feb. 11-15, the Indonesian Tourism Ministry has been working with its Consulate General in Jeddah to run a series of events in the Kingdom in a bid to boost the country’s tourist attractions.
Seventeen agencies representing Indonesia’s hotel, airline and travel industries participated in a business get-together with local Saudi tour operators, and around 70 prominent media figures were invited to the Pullman Hotel in Jeddah for a day of briefings on key Indonesian visitor destinations.
The last three days of the promotional program saw the Tourism Ministry and officials from top local destinations, take part in the Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (JTTX), held at the Hilton Hotel.
Indonesia was one of the main sponsors of the event which has now been running for nine years.
Mohamad Hery Saripudin, the consul-general of Indonesia in Jeddah, said numerous innovative promotional breakthroughs had been made toward attracting more Saudi tourists to his country.
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, with more than 17,000 islands famed for their beaches, wildlife and natural beauty.
Garuda, the national airline of Indonesia, has helped with the running of familiarization trips for journalists to several tourist hotspots, and other initiatives have seen free Indonesian language courses being offered to Saudis and expatriates.
R. Sigit Witjaksono, the director of tourism marketing for South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, said Indonesia aimed to play host to 20 million visitors from throughout the world during 2019.
He noted that Indonesia welcomed 165,862 Saudi visitors in 2018, the highest total of any country in the Middle East.
As well as its natural delights, Indonesia is Islam-friendly, having thousands of mosques and offering products which are Shariah-compliant.