Saudi Japanese Automobile High Institute (Saudi Arabia)

The Abdul Latif Jameel Company (ALJ), Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)

Support for automotive vocational training

In cooperation with related organizations in Japan and Saudi Arabia — such as the Abdul Latif Jameel Company (ALJ) — Toyota is assisting Saudi distributors of Japanese automobiles in the running of the Saudi Japanese Automobile High Institute (SJAHI), which provides automobile–related vocational training for the young generation in Saudi Arabia.

In addition to a high standard of education and training in automotive technology and repair, the institute provides the trainees who complete its training course with employment opportunities at Saudi distributors of Japanese automobiles. Furthermore, the institute provides a number of excellent trainees with advanced training opportunities in Japan and trains future local instructors in Saudi Arabia.

The institute not only helps to increase the level of automotive technology within Saudi Arabia, but also contributes to the Saudi-Japan Industrial Cooperation Framework. This framework is supported by the Japanese government in order to promote the diversification of industry in Saudi Arabia, which is one of the main policies of the Saudi Arabian government against the current serious youth employment problem in the country.

By August 2009, over a thousand people had graduated from the SJAHI, many of whom have gone on to work for either distributors or dealers of Japanese automobiles.

SJAHI building

SJAHI building

Classroom scene

Classroom scene

Trainees in the library

Trainees in the library

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