76,000 Saudis enroll for courses in mobile industry

76,000 Saudis enroll for courses in mobile industry
A vendor displays mobile phones at a shop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in this March 21, 2016 photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 03 May 2016

76,000 Saudis enroll for courses in mobile industry

76,000 Saudis enroll for courses in mobile industry

JEDDAH: Riyadh, Makkah and Eastern Province have topped the list of Saudis of both sexes registering for training courses in the mobile maintenance and sales sector, and the number has reached 76,000.
The courses was launched by the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training (GOTEVT) about a month ago in about 100 technical colleges and institutes across the Kingdom.
The monthly special report on following up on the training programs said Madinah came in the fourth position, followed by Asir then Jazan, local media reported on Monday.
The performance indications of the project revealed that Tabuk, Jouf, Qasim and Hail ranked between seven and ten, followed by the Northern Borders Region, Baha and Najran.
The initial approval of admission for male and female trainees were 8,628 in Riyadh, 7,700 in Makkah and 4,711 in the Eastern Province.
Madinah came in fourth with 3814, followed by Asir 2,400, Jazan 1,770, Tabuk 1,640, Jouf 1,620, Qasim 1,465 and Hail 1,019.
The performance report showed that the number of applications from Northern Borders Region, Baha and Najran were 640, 477 and 384 respectively.
GOTEVT earlier qualified male and female trainers in the field of mobile maintenance and sales to offer such training programs in two shifts — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — while meeting conditions set by the Human Development Resources Fund, such as the applicant should be a Saudi national, not less than 18 years old and not employed in either private or public sector.