Saudi Technical Institute to expand partnership with Japanese college

The Technical and Vocational Training Corp. (TVTC) has partnerships with 24 specialized institutes in various technical fields, in accordance with the objectives of the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020.
Updated 25 February 2017
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Saudi Technical Institute to expand partnership with Japanese college

RIYADH: The Saudi Electronics and Home Appliances Institute (SEHAI) will expand its partnership with Japan’s Nippon College of Engineering in the training and technical curriculum for Saudi youth.
Dr. Ismael Muhammad Mufarreh, SEHAI executive director, said the partnership underscores the importance of developing education programs and technical and vocational training, and aims to benefit from international experiences, in accordance with Vision 2030, under the supervision of the Technical and Vocational Training Corp. (TVTC).
This was reiterated by Dr. Ahmed bin Fahad Al-Fuhaid, TVTC governor, during his visit to the institute to hear the experiences of the 265 youths who trained in 11 local and international companies.
These companies are expected to hire Saudi youth in the areas of electronics, information technology and maintaining household appliances, with salaries of up to SR6,000 ($1,600) per month.
Al-Fuhaid also listened to Saudi youths talk about their relationships with corporate employees and the Japanese supervisors who guided them during their apprenticeships.
He said SEHAI is one of the strategic partnerships that the TVTC entered into with institutes from the private sector to qualify Saudi youths, who would receive salaries of SR3,000 each per month throughout their training until they graduate.
He added that the TVTC has partnerships with 24 specialized institutes in various technical fields, in accordance with the objectives of the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020.
He said the TVTC seeks to increase the number of partnerships with institutes to 35 by 2020, and to develop new models for collaborative efforts and apprenticeships.


More than 1.25 million foreigners arrested in KSA for flouting residential, labor laws

In this file photo, expatriate workers are seen outside a Labor Ministry office in Riyadh to fix their status in the Kingdom. In the past seven months, Saudi authorities have arrested more than 1.25 foreigners for violating residential and labor laws. (AFP)
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More than 1.25 million foreigners arrested in KSA for flouting residential, labor laws

  • Of the total arrested, 931,069 were violators of residential regulations,  218,897 for flouting labor laws and 102,000 tried to gain entry into the Kingdom illegally.
  • The crackdown started on November 16 last year and ended on June 14.

JEDDAH: More than 1.25 million people were arrested in Saudi Arabia for violating residential, labor and border security regulations during the Kingdom’s months-long campaign.

The crackdown, which started on November 16 last year and ended on June 14, saw the arrests of 1,251,966 people in the joint security field campaign across the Kingdom. Those arrested included 931,069 violators of residential regulations, 218,897 for flouting labor laws and 102,000 violators of border security regulations.

The total number of people arrested attempting to cross the Kingdom’s borders stood at 19,233 people. Of those arrested, 54 percent were Yemenis, 43 percent Ethiopian, and 3 percent from other nations. 

The Kingdom also arrested 790 people who tried to leave the Kingdom illegally.

There were 2,167 people who were arrested for harboring and transporting violators of labor and security border regulations, and 415 citizens were arrested for transporting and sheltering expatriates violating regulations. Regulatory measures were taken against 388 citizens who were subsequently released. 

The number of expatriates currently detained stands at 10,245, including 8,817 men and 1,428 women. Immediate penalties were imposed on 221,404 violators while 177,329 violators were referred to their respective diplomatic missions for travel documents and 327,034 were deported.