Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The MoU aims to support human capabilities in military industries sector and to contribute to advancing the development of the sector through the joint cooperation in line with TVTC’s outputs and programs in an effort to enhance the sector’s capabilities to contribute to achieving the goals of localizing more than 50% of the Saudi Arabia’s military spending by 2030.
It also aims to support the development of human capital in the military industries sector in Saudi Arabia at several levels, including aligning the outputs and programs of TVTC with the strategic need of the military industries sector, allocating training programs in line with the needs of the military industries sector in addition to establishing training institutes that work with the model of strategic partnerships to train and qualify national cadres in technical and vocational fields.
The MoU was signed by GAMI Governor Eng. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali and the Governor of TVTC, Dr. Ahmed bin Fahad Al-Fuhaid.
The General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) was established in accordance with the resolution of the Saudi Council of Ministers in August 2017. It embodies Saudi Arabia’s aspiration to develop national military manufacturing capabilities. The Authority is the regulating body for the military industries sector in the Kingdom and is responsible for its development and monitoring its performance.
GAMI aims to achieve 505 localization of the Kingdom’s spending on military equipment and services by developing industries, facilitating research and technologies, developing national human capital, and enhancing exports through enabling the sector by long-term planning of military purchases and providing incentives to local manufacturers.
GAMI also seeks to enable the domestic military industries sector to become a key component of the Kingdom’s economy, contribute in the creation of job opportunities for Saudi youth, and propel the country’s development, in addition to achieving five key national priorities:
- Increase military readiness
- Enhance strategic autonomy
- Enhance interoperability within and across entities
- Develop a sustainable local military industries sector
- Increase transparency and efficiency of spend
The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) is a training institute in Saudi Arabia since 23 June 1980.
With colleges and institutions all across the Kingdom, TVTC caters for more than 120,000 trainees in more than 100 locations.