Arab News: An extreme boost to the Kingdom’s Saudization program, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) just signed a memorandum with a business to train 200 young Saudi apprentices to offer them training in the auto industry.
The agreement was signed by the TVTC at its headquarters in the capital city with Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors, for instruction in Land Rover and Jaguar autos.
The agreement was signed by the Vice Gov. for the TVTC, Hamad Algola; the vice president of the Premium Automotive branch of Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors for Land Rover and Jaguar, Panees Jamjoom. Also in attendance at the signing was the Governor of the TVTC, Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis.
Additionally, there was the commercial counselor and director of trade and investment at the British Embassy in Riyadh, Chris Innes-Hopkins at the signing.
In his description of the new initiative, Al-Ghafis, said the TVTC’s projects are created to meet the needs of the current employment market in Saudi, following consultations with the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources Development fund (HRDF).
The initial group of students will begin training in June 2013 and will be educated in various sections of the auto industry in Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles.
According to Jamjoom, the program will last for a year and a half and is created to train the Saudi apprentices in automobile sales, mechanism, spare parts, as well as public relations.
The 200 Saudi apprentices will receive on-the-job training, and will be consumed by the company and the auto industry during the course’s duration.