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Technical and Vocational Training Corporation
المؤسسة العامة للتدريب التقني والمهني (TVTC)

UNEVOC Centre (Ministry) since 1995

Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) is a governmental agency responsible for vocational education and training in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

TVTC carries out the Kingdom’s policies of workforce development through the TVT system, which consists of three sectors: technical colleges, secondary institutions and vocational training centres. There are now 35technical colleges, 35 secondary institutions and 65 vocational training centres throughout the Kingdom, in addition to more than 1000 private organizations accredited by TVTC. New training programs were developed and installed simultaneously in respond to the demand of labor market.

Since its inception in year 1980, TVTC explores all possible means available to explore the methods of development in our vocation national curriculum to cohere the rapidly changing demand of national and international labor markets.



Effective contribution to be the economic, social and ecological development by delivering a quality and efficiency – based technical and vocational training to the male and female citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in accordance with the requirements of the labour market, and for the purpose of realizing an international leadership status that assures autonomy and self-sufficiency.


Developing and granting licenses for the technical and vocational training programs, as required by the labour market for both males and females, in terms of quality and quantity; as well as setting up and supervising the rules and regulations governing such quality and efficiency of the related programs. Launching an awareness campaign among the community about the importance the technical and vocational training, as well as opening opportunities for males and females who are interested in training opportunities. Undertake research and projects, in order to, have a good understanding and remain up to date, with both the new technical developments and international trends in the field of technical and vocational training. Participate in the national program that deals with the process of; technology transfer, adoption of technology, providing and supporting technology, supporting the private sector and directing investment towards technical and vocational fields.


Accommodating the largest number of applicants who are interested to join the technical and vocational training in order to participate in the process of realizing the required sustainable development. Qualifying and developing the national workforce in the technical and vocational fields, according to the labour market needs in terms of quantity and quality. Delivering a quality and efficiency –based training programs that qualifies the trainee to find an appropriate job in the labour market. Having the ability to adapt and deal with the challenges and changes successfully, based on research and applied studies. Building strategic partnerships with business sectors, in order to implement technical and vocational programs. Making the community aware of the importance of working in technical and vocational fields, as well as providing the appropriate environment for life long training. Creating a safe and motivating environment for working and training at TVTV institutions. Encouraging investment in private technical and vocational training. Strengthening and integrating relationships with national educational and training institutions. Expanding in the areas of advanced training that support the national plans, as well as participating and developing the process of technology transfer.

Regular tasks

Provided vocational and technical training for Saudi men and women based on international occupational standard to meet the need of the labour market.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
  Moderately interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
Highly interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


المؤسسة العامة للتدريب التقني والمهني (TVTC)
Al Murabba Quarter, Intersection of Al Washem Street and King Fahad Road
P. O. Box: 7823 Riyadh 11472
11472 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
H.E.Dr. Ahmed AlFahaid
International Cooperation

UNEVOC Coordinator
Ibrahim A. AlRasheed
Director General for International Cooperation
International Cooperation Department

Tel. *****
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1 November 2018
UNEVOC Centre in Saudi Arabia receives an award
In the path of seeking the goals of 2030 Vision in Saudi Arabia, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) received King Abdulaziz Quality Award. The award is to seek institutional excellence in the government sector, private institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The evaluation of the award consist of individual and group office evaluation.

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