Saudi Arabian civil aviation authority announces Future Leaders Program for 2019

The accepted candidates will work in specialized fields of operation at various Saudi airports. (SPA)
Updated 16 May 2019

Saudi Arabian civil aviation authority announces Future Leaders Program for 2019

  • The accepted candidates will work in specialized fields of operation at various Saudi airports

RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced the start of the fifth edition of its Future Leaders Program.
Registration is open for male candidates for 2019 and will continue until May 25. The program aims to train 20 Saudis who have recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in aviation science, aviation safety, airport administration, aviation management and airport safety, GACA said.
The accepted candidates will work in specialized fields of operation at various Saudi airports. Application forms must be filled via https://futureleaders.gaca.gov.sa or GACA’s website www.gaca.gov.sa.
An integrated and structured plan has been designed, including theoretical and on-the-job training. Trainees will be subjected to continuous assessments. The previous edition of the Future Leaders Program was allocated entirely to women.


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.