Career chance for young Saudis in rubber industry

Career chance for young Saudis in rubber industry
Updated 14 March 2015

Career chance for young Saudis in rubber industry

Career chance for young Saudis in rubber industry

A graduation ceremony will be held for the first batch of Saudi trainees at the Higher Institute of Rubber Industries, set up under the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), in Yanbu on Wednesday, in the presence of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman.
TVTC said that the Rubber Institute seeks to prepare its students for a career in the rubber manufacturing industry through an international operator, University Akron America. They work for rehabilitating Saudis in this sector.
Saudi Yanbu Petrochemical Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), operates the Rubber Institute under the supervision of the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals.
According to TVTC, the institute can accommodate 180 trainees annually, while it accepts 60 secondary school students for specialization in natural sciences after a two and a half-year training program.
To qualify Saudis as instructors, the institute has sent 22 Saudi university graduates in mechanical and chemical engineering, chemistry, physics and science disciplines to Akron University in the United States for a further high-level training program of two years as coaches and instructors.
They have already finished their studies and joined the institute as trainers. Subsequently, another batch of 12 medium degree graduates from technical colleges has taken up a 10-month training course to qualify them as workshop technicians and lab assistants at the institute.
Established in 2012, the institute has so far received three batches of trainees who have been absorbed in various SABIC companies.
TVTC has ongoing strategic partnerships with specialized institutes in several areas, including services, petroleum, plastic industries, electronics and appliances, and water and energy.
It has also forged alliances with dairy products, food, mining, and electricity services, and techniques and paper industries, and industries rubber, tourism and hospitality, and railway maintenance sectors.