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TVTC chief lauds Otqen program, talks of further developing it

Saudi Arabia, August 10, 2017

There has been a positive feedback from trainees at the Otqen workshops and the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) would initiate measures to develop the program’s next version.

TVTC Governor Dr. Ahmed Alfahaid made the remarks after visiting the Riyadh Technical College and the community training workshops (Otqen). The positive feedback, he said, reflects the program’s success.

Dr. Alfahaid said: “Today, I visited Riyadh Technical College and five workshops in different specializations, I am delighted and proud of the ambitious youth.”

“The visit was positive and all suggestions have been well taken that relates to increasing the number of courses,” he was cited as saying by Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The first phase of Otqen comprised six specializations, while the 2nd phase — which will have ended this week — comprised 16 technical and vocational specializations for male and female,” he added.

“Although we are in summer, the number of trainees was more than good. We are now in the last week of Otqen and we’re planning to take advantage of suggestions to improve the third phase,” he said.

The number of applicants in community program has reached more than 14,700 — 48.66% male and 51.34% females.

Otqen provide sixteen courses which are held in the TVTC training units to fulfill the wishes of members of society, meet their daily needs and improve their technical skills to the highest standards to ensure the quality of training, which includes key elements of the training process (trainer, trainee and training environment).

Maintenance of electronic devices course is the most popular among 2,398 male trainees while cosmology and hairdressing is popular among female 1,765 female trainees.

Furthermore, photoshop and illustrator courses had witness the largest number of attendance — 1,643 trainees of both genders.

Registration to the program is available via for citizens. Applicant should not be less than 15 years of age.