Growing the Saudi Technical Talent Pool: GE Establishes Technical Academy with TVTC
Building the technical talent pool of Saudi Arabia is one of the long-term commitments that marks a cornerstone of GE’s near 80-year-old heritage in the Kingdom.
This was further demonstrated with a new strategic partnership agreement with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC). The agreement will establish a technical academy that will train annually 150 select Saudi technical graduates in advanced skills such as key areas of maintenance and repair of gas turbines, electrical motors and generators that are critical to the efficient generation of electricity in the Kingdom.
Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, and in the presence of His Highness Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaad, Deputy Governor of the Eastern Province) and other dignitaries from the Eastern Province, the strategic partnership agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis, Governor of TVTC and Joseph Anis, President and CEO, GE Energy in the Middle East.
This milestone agreement establishes a strategic partnership between TVTC and GE, designed to contribute to the empowerment of Saudi nationals with world class technical training. The agreement is another step forward in the wake of the successful GE Joint Technical Program with TVTC which was launched in 2010 to train Saudi students over several years. Successful graduates will be offered the opportunity to join GE’s business in the growing GE Saudi family to support the expanding energy sector in Saudi Arabia.