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


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.