NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING EDUCATION PROGRAM: A PRACTICAL STRATEGY FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN SAUDI ARABIA

NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING EDUCATION PROGRAM: A PRACTICAL STRATEGY FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN SAUDI ARABIA. The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2002.

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Abstract

Nondestructive testing (NDT) profession is the roundabout of many engineering and science disciplines. However, it is also a” black Smith” profession, as NDT skills are not normally taught at traditional engineering schools. Rather, these skills are acquired through hands-on practice coupled with multidisciplinary training. To quantify NDT knowledge, certification schemes based on written practices are used. These schemes categorize it into three groups called Levels. Due to the high demand and requirement of NDT services in the Kingdom, many NDT service providers companies have been created in the last two decades. In the eastern region alone, there are more than 5000 NDT personnel in which Saudi Manpower share is very slim. In this paper, we propose a two years comprehensive NDT program that can be implemented by either KFUPM (in the existing Diploma program) or any Saudi Technical college. The impact of this proposal on Saudization and employment of Saudi youth will be subtantial.

Item Type: Article
Department: College of Engineering and Physics > Electrical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2008 07:01
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:27
URI: https://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/1571