SAUDI ARABIA - EXPAT WOMEN IN
TO BE REPLACED BY SAUDI WOMEN
Saudi Gazette - 09 July, 2010
women working in the retail, decoration, design, jewelry and fabric sectors
will soon be replaced with Saudi women, according to a plan being formulated
by the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) in cooperation
with the Ministry of Labor.
This was announced by TVTC Governor Dr. Ali Al-Ghafees during the launch of
the Third Career Camp here Wednesday night.
Visas in these fields will soon be stopped, and female graduates of TVTC
colleges and institutes will be recruited to fill vacancies, he said.
Al-Ghafees said the Girls’ Higher Institute of Technology is training Saudi
girls in 23 specializations in seven fields. At present a majority of workers
in these specializations are expatriate women.
TVTC has started procedures for enrolling 60,000 male and female Saudis in
its colleges and institutes, registering a 20 percent increase from the
previous year, he said.
Al-Ghafees said there are 60 industrial institutes, including 35 colleges of
technology and 16 girls’ higher institutes, across the Kingdom.
He said agreements have been signed with training agencies in Ireland,
Britain and New Zealand under which a student has to complete two years
training in the Kingdom and two years abroad to get a bachelor’s degree.
TVTC has signed agreements and contracts with a number of companies to train
technology college graduates before they establish their own small
enterprises in coordination with the Credit Bank as a financial supporter.
The TVTC governor said the Riyadah Institute will train 10,000 youths in the
coming five years in cooperation with the Saudi Credit Bank, Technical and
Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Saudi Telecom
(STC) and Inma Bank.