TVTC trainee numbers surpass 100,000 mark

TVTC trainee numbers surpass 100,000 mark
Updated 01 September 2014

TVTC trainee numbers surpass 100,000 mark

TVTC trainee numbers surpass 100,000 mark

As many as 100,000 trainees took part in a training program organized by the Saudi Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) this year, a top official said on Sunday.
The trainees, both boys and girls, enrolled in technical colleges and secondary industrial institutes, including Colleges of Excellence (CoE) and institutes of strategic partnerships with the private sector for the first semester of the training year.
In statement, TVTC Gov. Ali Al-Ghafis said there would be various projects and development programs in the technical and vocational training this year. The sector will expand its strategic partnerships with existing business enterprises in various sectors to meet the needs of the Saudi labor market.
According to him, the CoE provides quality training programs, which will be supervised by international expertise through education and international training institutions.
“This year’s training will also implement a program on a capacity-building project,” said Al-Ghafis. “It will market a shift toward self-employment for technical colleges by granting these colleges more technical, financial and administrative mandates, along with international expertise. This will contribute to improving the level and quality of the training process and long-term outcome.”
“There are 36 technical colleges and 18 general colleges for boys and 68 secondary industrial institutes for girls, in addition to 28 institutes for strategic partnerships with the private sector, while there are 37 colleges located in various cities and provinces in the Kingdom,” he said.