Saudi women are gearing up to learn how to drive high-speed Harmain trains that link the holy cities of Medina and Mecca via King Abdullah Economic City.
For years, the train driving profession has been viewed as a masculine career in the holy country. Traditionally, women have broken records in male activities. These include racing and flying. However, they were left out of the railway industry. Now the time has come to modify that.
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The Saudi Railway Polytechnic has announced that it will train 50 women in the first cohort so they can learn how to drive high-speed Harmain trains. The SRP project was announced on the 2nd of January 2022. Soon we will see women operating the train that links the holy cities.
How Can You Register & Where Will the Classes Take Place?
The portal has been initiated to register online through the srp.edu.sa website. The registration will close on the 13th of Jan 2022. The training will span an entire year where trainees will receive both practical and theoretical lessons. Classes will take place in Jeddah from the 15th of January 2022.
Benefits of the Program
There are several benefits that trainees will receive while they’re enrolled in the training program. This includes registration in the General Organization for Social Insurance, medical insurance, a monthly stipend of SR4,000, and a bonus during the training period.
Who Can Apply?
Anyone can join the program. Selection will be based on several qualifications, including English Language tests. Worldwide the transportation operation systems are dependant on good language knowledge and so, the program requires scoring at least 3.5 in IELTS. The priority will be given to those who have a better score.
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