Technical and Vocational Training Corporation to provide training in aircraft maintenance for Saudis

Saudi men attend a technical education evening class at an electrical workshop as part of a pioneering programme for extending skills in Riyadh, in this May 2, 2017 file photo. (AFP)
Updated 02 April 2018
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Technical and Vocational Training Corporation to provide training in aircraft maintenance for Saudis

RIYADH: The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and the Ministry of National Guard on Sunday signed a training agreement to benefit from the aircraft maintenance programs offered at the International Aviation Technical College, one of TVTC’s colleges, and to provide the National Guard with qualified experts, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The agreement was co-signed by TVTC Gov. Ahmed bin Fahad Al- Fahaid and Military Chief Lieut. Gen. Mohammad Al-Nahid.
Under the agreement, TVTC will provide training to students from the Ministry of National Guard at the International Aviation Technical College. This includes training 50 students in the basic aircraft maintenance course, B1, and 50 in the basic aircraft maintenance course, B2 Avionics.
TVTC will also provide incentive bonuses to trainees enrolled in the college.
For its part, the Ministry of National Guard will attract at least 100 students per year and complete their admissions as military students according to the regulations approved by the ministry and the standards adopted by the international operator.
The International Aviation Technical College (IATC) in Riyadh was founded by TVTC. TVTC operates it in partnership with the Aviation Australia College.
IATC is part of an international training package launched by TVTC in partnership with international technical colleges to provide specialized world-class training programs.
The college offers two main programs: The General Authority of Civil Aviation Program for graduates seeking to work as aviation maintenance engineers and the European Aviation Safety Agency Curriculum in Mechanical and Avionics.
It also offers training in the field of aircraft maintenance, which provides students with hands-on experience that helps them understand the complexities of avionics and of maintaining and exploring aircraft systems and engines.
The college can train up to 2,500 students. After graduation, these students obtain a diploma and a license to practice aircraft maintenance.
TVTC had signed several agreements with government agencies to cooperate in training and technical fields and to exchange experiences.
It has also signed agreements in several fields, including information technologies, in addition to agreements that strengthen its partnership with the private sector.


Tribal leaders from Saada demand the Saudi-led coalition continue military operations in Yemen

Updated 16 July 2018
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Tribal leaders from Saada demand the Saudi-led coalition continue military operations in Yemen

JEDDAH: The Iranian-backed Houthi militia has destroyed the Yemeni state and its social structure and marginalized all segments of the society, according to the Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson.
Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the Houthis have also destroyed Yemen’s history, represented by its civilization and its tribes. 
In a press conference held at the Armed Forces club in Riyadh, Col. Al-Maliki spoke about Houthi violations against the Yemeni state and how they marginalized segments of its community. The conference was attended by tribal leaders and their representatives from Yemeni’s Saada governorate. 
Al-Maliki said the violations are committed on a daily basis against the Yemeni people, depriving them of their rights and displacing them from their homes. 
He added that there is popular rejection for acts committed by the Houthi militia, including vandalism, sectarian strifes, and racist acts against Yemeni individuals. 
Tribal leader Sheikh Abdel Khaleq Bishr spoke at the conference, saying “the sons of Saada’s governorate still raise the banners of sacrifice and struggle against the Iranian-backed militia, which has lasted more than a decade and half until now.”
He appealed to the legitimate Yemeni government, represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and the Saudi-led coalition to support the legitimacy and continue the battle of liberation of Saada province, in particular, and the Republic of Yemen, in general.
Bishr said “the people of this governorate have sacrificed a lot to maintain the Arab identity of Saada,” adding that they “do not welcome any Iranian role or the presence of an Iranian policy agenda.” 
Finally, Bishr thanked the Yemeni army and the coalition forces supporting the legitimacy of the Yemeni government.