Does the training end in employment?
Yes, it does. The training ends in employment in the recruiting company.
How many years is the training in the polytechnic?
The training takes two years in Arar and six months on-the-job.
What are the available specializations currently in the polytechnic?
The specializations available currently in the polytechnic are: underground mining, surface mining, and mining operations.
Is the polytechnic a governmental institution? And is the obtained degree accredited?
The polytechnic is semi-governmental. The certification is accredited by Ministry of Education and the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).
When is annual registration started?
Training opportunities at the polytechnic are announced depending on the needs of the recruitment companies.
Does SMP have branches in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
The only SMP branch in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia currently is in Arar.
What are the benefits that a trainee gets during his training?
A trainee is provided with a stipend during the training in addition to accommodation or an accommodation allowance and medical insurance. He is also registered in social insurance.
Is employment guaranteed after graduation?
Employment is guaranteed in case you have successfully completed the training program.
Is the trainee enrolled in social insurance during the training program?
Yes, he gets registered in social insurance.
Can the obtained degree be promoted to a bachelor’s degree after graduation?
Yes, it can be promoted into a bachelor’s degree in coordination with SMP and the recruiting company.
What are the universities that offer accredited promotions of the SMP diplomas in Saudi Arabia?
There is an agreement with King Abdulaziz University in Jedda regarding the resumption of study for a bachelor’s degree.
What are the training hours in SMP?
The training hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Is the training theoretical or practical?
During the first year, the training includes courses of English, computer, safety, and general life skills. In the second year, the training is practical on advanced simulation equipment.
What is the designation of the certificate that a trainee gets after graduation?
A mining diploma certificate.
Can I postpone my training after I have been admitted into the polytechnic?
The training cannot be postponed as SMP has to comply with the contract with the recruiting company for a specific training period.
If I am enrolled in the Human Resources Development Fund, can I be among those nominated for admission to the SMP training program?
You cannot be admitted at all until it is ensured that your name is not enrolled in the Human Resources Development Fund.