The Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide training to Saudi high school graduates to prepare them for entry-level jobs with Saudi Aramco. The program provides participants with academic and job skills training to ensure that they have the skills necessary to be successful in their future jobs
The job skills training depends on which job track the participant is following. While studying in the program, participants work with a range of skilled academic teachers and job skills trainers who provide the assistance and support needed to prepare participants for their career with Saudi Aramco.
The Apprenticeship Program’s main focus is to provide training for participants so that they can be successful on the job, but ample opportunity also exists for participants to learn and develop a range of other skills. Many of the industrial training centers (ITCs) offer club activities that apprentices can join depending on their interests. For example, the Speak-Up Club at Dhahran North ITC helps students to develop their public speaking and leadership skills in addition to helping them increase their self-confidence. There are also opportunities to keep physically fit in the ITCs’ sports facilities and to join sports teams, including football and basketball.