Scholarship students won’t have to look for jobs

Updated 29 June 2015

Scholarship students won’t have to look for jobs

RIYADH: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has teamed up with the Ministry of Education for the “Your Job and Scholarship” program.
The goal is to allow 1,000 Saudi students to take up courses in engineering for the industrial sector.
With the latest addition, the number of scholarships within the third phase of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Scholarship has now reached 43,600, according to Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil.
Saudi students under this new scheme will not have to look for jobs when they return; they will be immediately absorbed by these state organizations.
This ambitious program provides scholarships for the Kingdom’s nationals abroad with certain profession specifications based on government needs.
Al-Dakhil said this year’s program will cover various degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 479 courses and specialties. Recently, 10,000 places for the first year have been opened for applications.
Earlier, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Saudi Arabian Airlines and the Ministry of Health inked similar partnerships based on these organizations’ manpower needs.
Al-Dakhil recently concluded a similar pact with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to grant 600 students scholarships abroad in airport security, aerial surveillance and monitoring and aviation safety. A similar partnership was concluded between the Ministry of Social Affairs to allocate 1,000 grants for social welfare-related jobs for rehabilitation of the disabled.
“It is a new scheme under which the Education Ministry will grant scholarships to Saudi students based on market needs and employ them when they return home on completing the course,” said Al-Dakhil.


Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

Updated 16 min 19 sec ago

Saudi technical students to showcase skills at global contest

  • ‘WorldSkills’ started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid

MOSCOW, Russia: Saudi students and experts will be showcasing their innovative skills in aircraft maintenance and welding during the “WorldSkills” competition to be held in Kazan, Russia on Thursday. 

The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of representatives from 75 countries.

“This is a biennial global competition during which more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries compete in 56 various categories,” said the CEO of Colleges of Excellence Dr. Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri. 

The competition will run for six days and will see the participation of more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries. (SPA)

“The competition covers industrial and service professions with the highest international standards to promote technical and vocational training and raise awareness about the impact of such training.

“This competition aims to shed light on the importance of technical skills, encourage young people to acquire them, discover their skills and develop them and find cooperation opportunities among contestants and different sectors,” he added.

Those who qualified from international technical colleges and strategic partnership institutes were: Idris Abduljalil Al-Haji from the International Aviation Technical College (IATC) in Riyadh, Hassan Hussain Al-Rashid from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services, aircraft maintenance expert Ibrahim Khalid Yamani from IATC, and welding expert engineer Ghazi Mohammed Al-Mustanir from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services.

“Saudi students impressed the participants during previous local and international competitions,” Al-Tuwaijri said, adding “Yamani was chosen as the best aircraft maintenance expert during the 2017 competition held in Abu Dhabi.”

“WorldSkills” started in 1950 after the head of the Spanish Workers Union called for the organization of the first national vocational competition in Madrid.