The program entails a complete training course that leads to employment in the mining industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is in line with the program of Saudization of the kingdom’s vital industries as promised in the 2030 Vision. The apprentices may join the program of two and a half years duration immediately after completing high school (the science division) and after meeting certain prerequisites. These include the General Aptitude Test (GAT) and the Qiyas Test as well as other program requirements. The apprentices can choose one of five specializations offered by the institute: underground mining, surface mining, plant operations, electrical maintenance and mechanical maintenance. Upon successful completion of the program, apprentices will receive a mining diploma certificate in accordance with his specialization. The training program is unique in that it ends in employment within the mining industry of Saudi Arabia.