Saudi Technical and Vocational training program aims to empower youth

Saudi citizens interested in registering for a course as part of Otqin 4 can apply via the website: ctc.tvtc.gov.sa. (SPA)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Saudi Technical and Vocational training program aims to empower youth

  • “This program is providing citizens with technical and self-development skills, spreading a professional culture, developing self-reliance,” Kadsah explained

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian government’s Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) is currently running a community training program — Otqin 4 — offering 16-hour evening courses in a number of different subjects including electrical engineering and cybersecurity for men, and “hairdressing and beauty” for women.
Two weeks into the program, TVTC director general in Makkah Faisal bin Aqeel Kadsah said 723 students have completed a course in Makkah. The program runs for another two weeks.
“This program is providing citizens with technical and self-development skills, spreading a professional culture, developing self-reliance,” Kadsah explained.
“The program has attracted civilians, military personnel, private sector workers, retirees, in addition to a number of people recovering from drugs in coordination with the competent authorities,” he said.
Saudi citizens interested in registering for a course as part of Otqin 4 can apply via the website: ctc.tvtc.gov.sa


King Salman receives Saudi education officials

King Salman receives officials of theMinistry of Education and Saudi universities at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
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King Salman receives Saudi education officials

  • The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country

RIYADH: Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Kingdom’s universities on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country. Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region, and it also accounts for a growing number of students enrolled in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Strong government support over the past few years has led to the continuous expansion of the education sector by inviting private players to enter the space.

According to a study conducted by Research and Markets, the higher education industry of the Kingdom inclined at a single digit compound annual growth rate during the period 2012-2017. 

The establishment of new universities due to increased investments in the education sector was the key contributor to the augmented revenues generated by the market players.