ERIC Number: ED331354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
The ARAMCO Industrial Traiing Centers: Academic Training and College Preparatory Programs: A Descriptive Report.
ARAMCO Services Co., Houston, TX.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
The report describes the components of the educational program provided by the Industrial Training Centers of the Training and Career Development Organization of ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company) in Saudi Arabia. ARAMCO provides in-house academic or job skills training to over 15,000 employees. Characteristics of the company's training program include a flexible organization permitting rapid adjustment of curricula and close cooperation with the Saudi government. Academic training takes place in three settings: Industrial Training Centers, the College Preparatory Program Center, and the Professional English Language Center. A section on ARAMCO English language training programs covers English instruction in all three settings, faculty, staff development, curriculum and materials, student evaluation, and comparison with other English language programs. The Industrial Training Centers are described including their mathematics, science, and general education courses. The college preparatory program is also reviewed, noting mathematics and science courses, support materials, student assessment, textbooks, and comparison with U.S. high school mathematics and science programs. Remaining sections address preparation for Out-of-Kingdom study, admissions considerations, and academic support services. (DB)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Course Content, Curriculum, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, High Schools, Higher Education, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Mathematics, On the Job Training, Petroleum Industry, Private Sector, Sciences
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, 1860 19th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($4.25 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ARAMCO Services Co., Houston, TX.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Arabian American Oil Company; Saudi Arabia