1999 News Story

Proposal for private sector auto institute

A memorandum of understanding has been signed for establishing in the Kingdom a private sector institute for technical training in auto-mechanics. The institute, which would be managed by Japanese automobile manufacturers and their Saudi importers, would offer three-year courses for students with intermediate school certificates. The proposal arises from efforts made by Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz during his visit to Japan last year. A delegation from the Association of Japanese Automobile Manufacturers is currently visiting the Kingdom, and met today with officials from the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training (GOTEVT). During the meeting, the Japanese delegation was briefed on the Saudi workforce and the contribution of the Saudi private sector in the area of technical training.