The Board of Directors member Najib bin Abdullah Al Sehati
said that the durability of the economic and trade relations between the Kingdom
and the United States.
said in a meeting between VIP US trade delegation headed by Consul General in
Dhahran Mike Hanke and attended the commercial attache at the US Embassy
Douglas Watts and the Secretary General of the Chamber Abdulrahman bin Abdullah
Al Wabel that relations between the two countries in the field of education and
training began a long time ago, referring to continuous efforts to enhance this
the benefit of the parties, in light of the growing interest of Saudi students
to pursue graduation studies in the United States.
the meeting that witnessed a crowd of the business sector to Asharqia Chamber represented
by the training center provided many destined for the training of private
sector staff training programs, as well as programs aiming to improve the
business projects owners who want to start their own businesses and advise them
before the start of their business .
Sehati explained that Vision 2030 has
located the Kingdom in a high priority in education and training in order to prepare
the worker as trained and qualified at the highest international standards is
illustrated through the allocation of the Kingdom through its budget for the
current year of 200 billion riyals on education and training sector.
his part, said Hanke, who headed a delegation of 20 companies specialized in
the field of vocational and technical training mainly in the oil and gas,
construction and engineering fields, architecture, aviation, information
technology, telecommunications, health care, and heavy machinery and English
that American companies are ready to meet the needs of education and training in
the Kingdom, pointing to the increasing demand for training programs in the
eastern region, which is the center of industrial activities in the Kingdom.
big number of Saudi students are targeting the various training programs in the
United States and usually they travel each year to the United States to pursue graduation
studies in this field, and the year 2015 witnessed an increase the number of
Saudi students of 22 % of about 61,287 thousand students.
Kingdom has replaced South Korea as the third biggest source of foreign
students studying in post secondary education in the United States as the Saudi
students constitute about 5.9 percent of the total number of foreign students
in the United States.