24 / 08 / 2020
The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation and the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support human capabilities in the military industries sector, and to contribute to the development of the sector through joint cooperation between the two sides in line with the TVTC’s outputs and programs in an effort to enhance the sector’s capabilities. It would also ensure the contribution to achieving the targets of localizing military industries in the Kingdom with more than 50% of military spending by 2030.
The Governor of TVTC, Dr. Ahmed bin Fahad Al-Fahaid, and the Governor of GAMI, Eng. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali, signed the Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of a number of officials from the two sides at the headquarters of the GAMI in Riyadh. The MoU aims to support the development of human potentialities in the military industries sector in the Kingdom at several levels, including aligning the outputs and programs of TVTC with the strategic need of the military industries sector, preparing some training programs to the needs of the military industrialization sector, and establishing training institutes that act with the strategic partnerships model to train and qualify national cadres. The partnerships are associated with employment in technical and professional fields and engaged in the military industries system in the Kingdom.
For his part, the Governor of GAMI, Eng. Ahmed Al-Ohali, affirmed that GAMI with the TVTC is at the core of the Commission’s strategic tendencies towards localizing industries in this sector by supporting and strengthening human capabilities in the sector; expanding training and qualifying opportunities for young national cadres; and striving to develop a sustainable domestic military industries sector.
For his part, the Governor of TVTC, Dr.Ahmed Al-Fahaid, emphasized the importance of this cooperation with GAMI and with the various military sectors in order to achieve the Kingdom's vision for the localization of military industries. He added that TVTC is keen to qualify national cadres through specialized training programs of high quality that commensurate with the needs and requirements of the military sectors to support this important sector.
It should be noted that the development of human capabilities and technical and technological expertise in the sector is at the core of the strategic directions to support this vital and promising sector. GAMI is working with all partners in the Kingdom to enhance the capabilities of this field through training and qualification.