According to the institute over 400 graduates can be able to work in various disciplines in the rail transport business since 2021.

In Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia aspires to strengthen its position as a global logistics hub with connecting with the three continents to improve services and to increase the integration between logistics systems and modern modes of transport. The director general of the Saudi Railway Polytechnic Institute Eng. Abdulaziz Al-Sugair and the director general of the British X-Rail Group, Munir Jolamyehiya has signed a training agreement to train Saudis in the railway industry in the Kingdom.

As per as information, the agreement was signed in the existence of the chairman of the Saudi-British Joint Economic Committee, Dr. Majed Al-Qasabi, the Saudi Minister of Transport Saleh Al-Jasser, the UK Minister of Railways Wendy Morton, Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih, the chairman of the Public Transport Authority and the Saudi Railway Polytechnic Institute and Saudi Deputy Minister of Transport and Logistics Services Eng. Badr Abdullah Al-Dalami. On this the Eng. Abdulaziz Al-Sugair said the collaboration with X-Rail Group is a new step towards in the development of national skills in transportation, particularly rail transport services. He also stated that the agreement intends to train and qualify high school graduates and equip them to work in a variety of industries.

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He also stated that the agreement intends to train and qualify high school graduates and equip them to work in a variety of industries.

These include signaling, communication, and railway control systems, in order to assist the transportation labour market and meet the growing demand for specialist cadres in this industry. The training would be at least for 18 months, 12 months spending at the institute and spending six months on the job at the company’s facilities or on projects that it executes, operates and maintains. According to the institute over 400 graduates can be able to work in various disciplines in the rail transport business since 2021.

Talking about the goals of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services is to increase the total lengths of future railways to 8,080 km, including the “land bridge” project with a length of more than 1,300 km, which will have a capacity of more than 3 million passengers and more than 50 million tons of freight annually. As well as connecting the Kingdom’s ports on the Arabian Gulf coast with the ports on the Red Sea coast. New and exciting opportunities for this line will be created by it passing through modern logistic centres, economic activity centres, industrial cities and mining operations, enhancing the Kingdom’s logistic performance index to be among the top ten in the world. Meanwhile the CEO of Shabakat ABAD training Institute, Awwad Al-Dhafeeri said to media that it demands specific abilities necessitate greater training to master the work, pointing to the profound changes that have occurred in professions as a result of expanding technology. He also said that “Training plays a big role in employing job-seekers. We live in an era of digital transformation and the use of technology in various areas of life where the machine has replaced the human”.

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According to the institute over 400 graduates can be able to work in various disciplines in the rail transport business since 2021.

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