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A vendor displays mobile phones at a shop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in this March 21, 2016 photo.- REUTERS

Riyadh-The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has announced that more than 20,000 young Saudi men and women have successfully completed training in the field of mobile maintenance and sales.

The TVTC training programs, which fall within a nationalization program for the telecommunication sector, have been prepared according to international specifications and in partnership with a range of Smartphone manufacturing companies. The workshops aim to train Saudis to work in the field of selling and maintaining mobile phones with the aim of fulfilling one of the program’s goals that is reserving 50 percent of all work in mobile phone sales and maintenance to Saudis.

In a report issued Sunday, TVTC said that 87 percent of participants have successfully completed the program, as 21,844 out of 25,117 young Saudis were now ready to work in the mobile phone industry.

According to the report, Mecca ranked first in the number of successful participants with 4722 graduates, followed by Ash Sharqiyah (2757) and Riyadh (2610). Meanwhile, Al Jawf ranked fourth with 1887 graduates, followed by Medina in the fifth position with 1785 successful participants, and Asir in the sixth position with 1653 graduates. Jizan, Qassim, Tabuk and Ha’il ranked seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth respectively. The areas with the least number of program graduates were Najran (633 graduates) and Baha (632).

Training programs were focused on mobile phones maintenance and sales, in addition to customer service. The TVTC report said that 8730 participants have successfully completed the mobile phones maintenance program, 7171 young Saudis completed the customer service program and 5943 others passed the sales program.

The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation had launched 16 initiatives in different fields with the purpose of supporting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 for a thriving economy, vibrant society, and ambitious nation.

The Saudi government has approved a long-term economic blueprint for the post-oil era.

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 includes regulatory, budget and policy changes that will be implemented over the next 15 years in the hope of controlling the Kingdom’s reliance on oil and building a prosperous and sustainable economic future.