Case Study: Education Fit For A Kingdom

  • Country Kingdom of Saudia Arabia
  • Sector Education + Leadership, Hospitality + Tourism
Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Client's Challenge

Our Client - a GCC-based Labor Ministry - is executing a significant restructuring of its TVET system to enable 400,000 nationals to complete high-quality post-secondary education at international institutions, at home. Within a 10-year timespan, our Client is seeking to:

  • Enhance institutional quality and increase capacity across the country with 100 state-of-the-art colleges.
  • Increase youth employment and self-employment as the country transitions towards a knowledge-based economy.
  • Provide equal access to skills training and education to both men and women.
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Our Solution

Capitalize on our experience in education reform and our existing presence in the GCC to design new programs and increase technical training that supports economic empowerment of youth and women. Our strategy - provide outstanding student experience by establishing Centres of Applied Education Excellence across the country, and develop world- and work-ready graduates with an emphasis on promoting entrepreneurial development for women learners.

  • In 2014, we launched our first global campus with a focus on tourism, hospitality and culinary.
  • In 2015, we expanded our educational reach to include a second campus, focused on trades and technology.
  • In 2016, we added two additional campuses to our GCC portfolio — one in the centre and one in the east of the country.
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Impact on the Client

  • Applied, Immersive Learning: Niagara College’s signature approach to applied learning has created pride in college education and new careers for graduates in industry, government and education. Our Institute for Tourism and Hospitality, with its learning enterprise model, serves as a benchmark for applied, immersive education across country.
  • Enhanced Access: Our engagement has significantly enhanced access to applied education for our Government Client's young men and women and future generations. Learners can now select from a wider range of industry-tested programs and experience best-in-class academics and student services.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Key government and private sector employers have been engaged to advise on curriculum specializations and to ensure our existing, market-driven programs continue to evolve with sector needs.
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