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Aimed at developing educational curricula and tracks in line with future digital requirements

Ministry of ICT inks memorandum of understanding with TVTC

24 Apr 2018
Ministry of ICT inks memorandum of understanding with TVTC
Ministry of ICT inks memorandum of understanding with TVTC
Ministry of ICT inks memorandum of understanding with TVTC
Ministry of ICT inks memorandum of understanding with TVTC
Ministry of ICT inks memorandum of understanding with TVTC

A memorandum of understanding was signed today between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) at the headquarters of the International Aviation Technical College In Riyadh, in the presence of H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al-Fuhaid, Governor of TVTC. The agreement was signed by Dr. Ahmed Al-Thenayyan, Deputy Minister for Technology Industry and Digital Capacities, and Dr. Rashid Al-Zahrani, Deputy Governor of TVTC for Training.

The memorandum focuses on developing the capacities of human capital and increasing employment opportunities in the ICT sector through training programs in order to qualify national cadres in several areas, including future technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, robotics, data analysis and information security, since the TVTC has a large credit of achievements and expertise in the field of training and development as it had advanced ranks and international certificates in IT, information security and electronic training. Through the memorandum, MCIT is seeking to promote cooperation with the TVTC to rely on national cadres as a key pillar and develop the human resources in the vital ICT sector.

Furthermore, the memorandum included a number of terms, including collaboration in the localization of ICT knowledge, provision of training programs in labor market-fit areas such as application development, user interface, cybersecurity, cloud computing, cellphone maintenance, marketing, sales and emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and other relevant areas. According to the MoU, the TVTC shall provide trainers, training rooms and laboratories in its training units throughout the Kingdom.

Through training programs, the memo aims at qualifying Saudi young graduates of the TVTC, universities and institutes, as well as employees of government entities in areas that serve digital transformation, focusing on training-for-employment programs. The memorandum also included other terms for training through Riyadah Institute aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and developing their skills and accelerate their ICT projects via competitive and innovative business models. 

Supported by the ministry, the TVTC seeks through this agreement to develop its digital programs in accordance with the requirements of the labor market, as well as to raise the level of integration with the ministry in professional certification that serves all and meet the needs of the youth. Moreover, the agreement will allow sharing research, studies, expertise and training knowledge between the two parties in areas that serve their strategic aspirations and goals.

On the partnership with the TVTC, Dr. Ahmed Al-Thenayyan said that it came within the the ministry’s 2020 action plan and objectives focusing on the development of human capital’s capacities through building a digital environment that attracts, incubates and develops minds and skills in digital transformation as well as supporting and promoting the innovation and entrepreneurship culture in the sector. Al-Thenayyan indicated that the TVTC is the optimal partner in qualification and training of Saudi cadres in ICTs, noting that investment in and enablement of national cadres are key pillars of success that ensure the continued development and entrepreneurship in the Kingdom, and therefore the ministry is dedicated to engage in several creative and qualitative partnerships with many entities in the public and private sectors with a view to maintain integration and cooperation and consolidation of efforts in order to serve the objectives of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

For his part, Dr. Rashid Al-Zahrani pointed out that the TVTC had expanded its strategic partnership with the public and private sectors in order to cope with the rapid changes, develop its training programs and create specializations to keep abreast of the new trends emanating from the ambitious Vision 2030. He praised the integration between the two parties aimed at the localization of ICT knowledge, noting the TVTC’s specialized ICT institutions that have contributed to the qualification of professional national cadres, in addition to the Electronic Training Center at the TVTC serving the development of VR/AR technologies. He added that the TVTC aims to keep pace with the latest training techniques, through producing the content fit for these technologies in line with the TVTC’s vision in diversifying the training methods, which reflects positively on the quality of the training outputs.

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