Following a tour of the construction site of the second technical college for girls in Jeddah Sunday morning, Kadasa said 83 percent of the work is in final stages.

He said the college, which will cost an estimated SR82 million, is one of 31 projects the TVTC is planning to implement in the province. The total budget for the projects to be set up in the cities of Makkah, Taif, Qunfudah, Laith and Rabigh is SR1.3 billion.

The TVTC in cooperation with the Ministry of Education plans to encourage 32 percent of high school graduates to join TVTC programs, Kadasa said. By 2020 they hope to train 950,000 males and females in various technical and vocational trades, he added.