The Colleges of Excellence launches its strategic partnership with City and Guilds to develop and enhance skills

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As part of its vision to empower and raise the efficiency of national cadres by providing technical training solutions in accordance with international best practices, the Colleges of Excellence, announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with the international City and Guilds organization in England and Scotland. It is one of the most important leading international qualification organizations and one of the largest Awarding Professional Qualifications globally.

That was under the auspices and presence of His Excellency the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Colleges of Excellence, Governor of TVTC, Dr. Ahmed bin Fahd Al-Fuhaid, at the headquarters of the City and Guilds Foundation in London.

The strategic partnership agreement, signed by the CEO of the Colleges of Excellence, Eng. Ayman bin Mustafa Al Abdullah, and the CEO of City and Guilds, Mrs. Kirsty Donnelly, aims to implement internationally accredited training programs through which trainees are granted internationally accredited certificates and allows them to compete globally with the aim of building and enhancing their capabilities to achieve the objectives of the human capacity development program. The memorandum will also work on developing training curricula, reviewing and auditing them by the international organization, and developing a mechanism for implementing tests and evaluation adhering to the highest international quality standards while aligning with the needs of the labor market.

The memorandum of cooperation between the two parties also includes the provision of developmental and qualifying programs for male and female trainers in training facilities to prepare them with the latest concepts and technologies to adapt modern training methods that are compatible with the needs of the labor market, and obtaining professional certificates to enhance capacity building within high-skill programs. The two parties will work on the digital accreditation of professional certificates for male and female graduates, as the digital accreditation data will replace paper certificates, as this partnership is expected to contribute to strengthening the role of qualitative technical and vocational training in the Kingdom and providing trainees with the necessary skills.

The Colleges of Excellence Company offers high-quality and pioneering training programs, as it works to implement the highest international standards of applied training in the Kingdom. That is achieved through partnerships with the best providers of training services in the world. It focuses on its training programs on meeting the needs of the local labor market and graduating qualified national cadres on a global level in order to enhance human capacity building in various fields and keep pace with future needs to achieve sustainable development.

City and Guilds International is a leading organization in the field of skills development that provides accreditation and training consultancy services to training providers, employers, and individual trainees in various fields globally. It was established in 1878, and offers 500 qualifications within 28 specializations in more than 80 countries around the world. With the organization's rich experience and system of quality control processes, City and Guilds add value to any partnership with technical training providers.

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