JEDDAH: Saudi engineers have completed a training program set up by the Kingdom and Japan as part of a long-term strategic partnership between the two countries.
The 25 engineers undertook the program at the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (Modon) in Jeddah on Feb. 2-6 after it was organized by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources together with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and organizations including Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance and the Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East.
They were trained in lean production, which is a method originating in the Japanese manufacturing industry for waste minimization while ensuring quality.
Japan’s consul general, Masayuki Miyamoto, awarded certificates to the engineers.
A series of training, jointly conducted by Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources in Saudi Arabia and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan has been completed with Six Sigma training at MODON Jeddah office.
This joint training program between the Saudi Arabian and Japanese government has been conducted since 2014 in order to boost small and medium-sized enterprises in terms of human resources development. The Six Sigma training took place from February 16-20 and was organized by Japan’s Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) as well as the Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME).
The Six Sigma training was the fourth training program conducted this year, according to Japanese fiscal year (April 2019 to March 2020), and 27 Saudi engineers successfully completed training.
At the closing ceremony, Mr. Mazen M. JOHAR, Deputy Minister of Industrial Services, Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, and Mr. Masayuki MIYAMOTO, Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan in Saudi Arabia, attended and commemorated the completion of training.
During the four training programs conducted, a total of 102 Saudi engineers attended and acquired necessary knowledge and skills to realize more productive production at their companies.