Q: How much does it cost to sponsor a trainee?
A: The administration cost is 5,000 SAR per year, the training cost is 0 SAR per year, and the minimum monthly stipend is 3,500 SAR per month. Please note that you must register with HRDF (https://www.hrdf.org.sa/) prior to startup.
Q: Should sponsoring companies commit to hiring trainees upon completion of the program?
A: Yes. If the trainees have successfully completed the program, then the sponsoring company is to sign a new contract with the trainee listing them as an employee.
Q: How often should sponsoring companies communicate with their sponsored trainees?
A: Sponsoring companies are kindly requested to meet in-person with their trainees at least twice per trimester.
Q: How can sponsoring companies get in touch with their trainees?
A: It’s best to get in touch with them via phone, text message, or similar messaging services.
Q: How many trainees can sponsoring companies sponsor?
A: We offer two programs: the standard, which is a 10-year program, and the expedited, which is a five-year program. For both programs, we recommend utilizing between 10-30% of the total number of inspection trainees. Our program representative with help with planning your load of trainees and can provide further details.
Q: Where can I find ITQAN’s operational calendar?
A: Here is a link to our operational calendar: 2016 Operational Calendar
Q: What kind of curriculum does ITQAN Institute offer?
A: For the first year, we offer a British academic-based curriculum with English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, inspection safety, computer technology, intro into engineering, and work skills and ethics. For the second year, trainees move into their specific inspection fields and with a practical skills-based curriculum.
Q: What are the demographics of your teachers?
A: Approximately 75% of our teachers are native English speakers, and 25% are Arabic/English bilingual speakers.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: ITQAN staff are available from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Class begins at 8:00am and finishes at 4:00pm.