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Title: Role of the University in Education and Training of Engineers and Technical Labor Force for Saudi Employment Market
Authors: Alshammari, B.M
Al-Rumaih, S.A
El-Kady, M.A
Keywords: University education
Engineering practices
Labor force technical training
Employment market
Educational Sciences
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Proceedings of the 7th Saudi Engineering Conference (SEC7)
Abstract: It is often the case that most engineers and technical staff in various industries across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are graduates from the local universities (the closest to the work place). The university faculty members, because of their closeness and constant dialogues with the local industries management and engineering personnel, are usually very much aware of the nature, structure and conditions of such industries. In addition, most of the education data used by university instructors often represent various aspects of the local industry operations, maintenance and repair practices. All the above factors put the university in a unique role for providing effective education and efficient technical training for the engineering staff at various labor places in the Kingdom in order to ensure that Saudi graduates can compete and excel in the job market. Therefore, there exists a special trio relationship between the university, technical training institutions and the local industry. For such a relationship to develop and mature to a mutually rewarding level, the university, training institutions and industrial firms have certain responsibilities to undertake and some expectations to live up to. This paper discusses the nature and characteristics of the important relationship which ever exists between the university, training institutions and industry and presents a comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities involved. The paper also discusses different scenarios of university –industry cooperation on Saudi engineering staff training issues and provides examples of such cooperation and their applicability to the Saudi Arabian work environment.
Description: 1. B.M. Alshammari 2. S.A. Al-Rumaih 3. M.A. El-Kady 1: Technical College in Hail, Saudi Arabia, badr_ms@hotmail.com 2: Ali A. Tamimi Co., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, salrumaih@ali-atamimi.com 3: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, melkady@ksu.edu.sa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3082
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