Saudi Education Minister opens two digital colleges for women in Riyadh, Jeddah

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Saudi Arabia has launched its first two digital colleges for women in the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah with the capacity to teach more than 4,000 female trainees, according to a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency.

The two digital colleges were inaugurated by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh on Wednesday.

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“The Minister of Education said in his speech that the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Crown Prince has been keen to make women a cornerstone of this developmental movement, by means of empowerment and the highest levels of support. This has been done through developing women's capabilities, investing in their talents and energies, and creating opportunities for them to obtain suitable jobs,” read the report by the SPA.

The minister also pointed out that the TVTC attaches great importance to training women to enhance their roles in achieving the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives.

Saudi Arabia aims to provide jobs for around 1 million Saudi Arabian women by 2030 as part of its Vision 2030 reform plan, Mishaal al-Balawi, an official at the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations in Geneva, said in July.

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