In a recent visit to the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) facilities, we had the privilege of gaining valuable insights into the organization's rich history and future endeavors. With over 60 years of experience in providing vocational training to Saudi youth, TVTC stands as a beacon of excellence in the education sector, managing a network of more than 200 institutions and offering a diverse array of training models and majors for both men and women.
During the visit, we had the chance to engage with TVTC members, led by Dr. Khaled Alothman, who shed light on both the organization's achievements and challenges. By overcoming obstacles and leveraging each other's strengths, both our organizations can contribute significantly to the development of skilled individuals who will shape the future of Saudi Arabia's workforce. This partnership stands as a testament to the power of collaboration in driving educational and industrial advancements. We see a promising avenue for collaboration emerging.
In a move towards empowering Saudi Arabian talent in the technology and digital landscape, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has founded the Saudi Digital Academy. This innovative initiative aims to bridge the gap between local graduates and the global tech hub, Silicon Valley. We had a chance to meet with Mohammed Alsuhaim, Assistant Deputy Minister for Future Skills & Digital Knowledge at the Ministry of Communications and InformationTechnology & Chief Executive Officer at Saudi Digital Academy in November 2022 and September 2023.
The academy is set to revolutionize the career trajectory of aspiring individuals by offering intensive bootcamps, education, and training courses, culminating in internships at prestigious Silicon Valley tech companies. At the core of the Digital Academy of Saudi's mission is the commitment to select and nurture pools of students and post-graduates for specialized tech and digital programs. Unlike traditional approaches, the academy prioritizes aligning students with internship positions that match their skills and aspirations rather than forcing them into any available roles. The primary goal is to equip the selected graduates with the necessary skills and experiences to secure coveted positions within Silicon Valley's tech ecosystem.