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Saudi Arabia Launched Two Digital Colleges For Women

While preventive measures continue to be taken across Saudi Arabia to combat the ongoing pandemic, life goes on as the country continues to work on providing educational and work opportunities for its citizens. This week, as part of its efforts, the Kingdom’s Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) launched two digital colleges for women that offer both diploma and bachelor programs in various fields such as data technologies, network systems management, software, multimedia, e-marketing, and web technologies.

According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the new colleges will launch their programs at the start of the new academic year. Speaking on the occasion, Governor of TVTC, Dr. Ahmed Bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid, said, “This trend to set up digital technology colleges has come so as to keep abreast with the labor market needs for digital jobs and to empower women in this field. We will have qualified graduates having the experience and competence required by the labor market in future.”

Dr. Al-Fuhaidalso praised the efforts of institution in launching the digital colleges, pointing out that part of its strategic goals is to provide a safe and environment for its students to train, “based on performance evaluation indicators such as professional expansion, assimilation, qualification and development of national cadres.” In addition, the efforts of the TVTC focus heavily on utilizing optimal resources in order to implement development training projects that are in line with Vision 2030, which is Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plan to reshape its economy and reduce its reliance on oil revenue. 

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