How was the beginning of the Technical College for Girls?
The Technical College for Girls was opened in Makkah Al-Mukarramah in 1438 AH and it included only 3 departments: Computer and Information Technology, the Department of Women’s Decoration Technology with its specializations in skin and hair, and the Department of Administrative Technology. College trainee.
How many female trainees are in the college in all departments, how many were accepted in this semester and what reward do they get?
The number of female technical college trainees in Makkah reached 1295, of whom 260 were accepted in the current training semester. The trainees receive a reward of 1,000 riyals during the training period.
What are the most prominent training programs offered by the college to serve the community and the number of beneficiaries from them?
The Center for Community Service and Continuing Training at the college has presented several initiatives with the Ministry of Sports to train more than 400 beneficiaries in training programs in the areas of event management, maintenance of smartphones, the way to the labor market, professional makeup, flower arrangement, customer service, CV and personal interviews, in addition to many other training programs that keep pace with the labor market.
Remote training challenges
Distance training is a recent experience in the educational system. What are the most prominent challenges that you faced and how did you overcome them?
We faced several challenges, most notably the lack of an internet network and computers for some to complete their training tasks. Therefore, we had to provide financial support to 32 trainees to cover the costs of purchasing computers and data chips.
What are the most prominent training skills that the female trainers underwent before the start of their involvement in the remote training experience?
The college embraces an elite of the training staff who were ready to confront the accidental changes. One of the most prominent skills that helped to overcome the difficulties was the effective communication between the coach and the trainee through electronic communication channels, and the skill of adapting to pressures and taking responsibility contributed to the development of alternative plans to solve problems that might arise. On approved electronic training platforms.
Partnership with the private sector
Is there cooperation between the college and the private sector to employ and empower female graduates, and the number of those who have benefited from this cooperation so far?
There are multiple aspects of cooperation between the college and the private sector to train and qualify a large number of female trainees, and within the framework of the joint efforts between the two parties, more than 30 female trainees have been employed in a number of private facilities.
How compatible are the college’s programs with the national transformation and the Kingdom’s 2030 vision in terms of women’s empowerment?
In line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, in which women are considered one of its strengths, the college contributed to raising awareness of the positive role of women in the labor market by providing a number of training programs in order to raise women’s efficiency, develop their personal and technical skills, and enhance a work culture.
Mixing remote training
Technical and vocational training depends primarily on practice rather than theoretical aspects.. How did you combine distance training and applied aspects in training?
The diversity of distance training programs and their remarkable development in the recent period contributed to the use of interactive tools that assist in programs and strategies that enabled the trainer to develop the mechanism of explanation and communicate information effectively, and the provision of the necessary tools to the trainees in their homes with direct explanations from the trainer contributed to facilitating the access of information to The required face, and the inclusion of videos from the personal trainer’s explanation on the Blackboard electronic training platform helped the trainees to refer to it in the event of recall.
Inauguration of the Talent and Creativity Club
Regarding the care of talented women and inventors who participated in the competitions, what are the programs offered to them and the mechanism for their support and encouragement?
In the interest of the college to support and nurture the talented trainees, the Talent and Innovation Club was opened, which is concerned with providing several rehabilitation and development programs, such as the “Orduino” workshop, in addition to holding periodic competitions and external visits to the relevant authorities to encourage trainees to innovate in various fields.
By virtue of your experience in the field of the training process, we would like to send a guiding message to the trainees?
I would like to explain to them that technical and vocational training contributes to preparing the human competencies that any organization needs to achieve its goals, so I advise our trainees to develop the knowledge and professional aspects, prepare a CV full of field experiences, and strive to serve the community in all ways.