The training year is divided into three training trimesters.
Trainees shall go through stages during their training. After successful completion of the courses of a trimester, they are promoted to the next in accordance with the transitional policies shown in the plan of the training program.
A new apprentice forfeits his admission in case he does not regularly attend classes within the first three days of the training without a valid excuse approved by the training manager.
An apprentice must commit himself to attend all the credit hours of his training course.
An apprentice shall be terminated if he is absent for more than 32 training hours out of a total of 455 hours in one trimester.
An apprentice shall comply with the rules of conduct and attendance. Violators will be issued adequate warnings, and the necessary disciplinary measures will be taken against them for their breach of the code of conduct and of the attendance policy.
In the event of an apprentice’s frequent absenteeism or total dropping out during the training program without valid excuses, the hours of absenteeism will be deducted from his monthly stipend by the recruiting company, and the following disciplinary measures will be taken:
The apprentice is issued an initial written warning if he has been absent from the training program for 8 hours or a working day. These hours will be deducted from his monthly stipend.
The apprentice is issued a second written warning if he has been absent from the training program for 16 hours or two working days. These hours will be deducted from his monthly stipend.
The apprentice is issued a final written warning in case he has been absent from or has dropped out of the training program for 24 hours or three working days. These hours will be deducted from his monthly stipend.
An administrative decision to terminate the apprentice from the program is issued in the event of his exceeding 32 hours or dropping out of the program.
Rules and regulations of the Saudi Mining Polytechnic must be abided by at all times.
In case a trainee does not comply with the rules and regulations of the Saudi Mining Polytechnic, violations will be reported to the Training Manager to take the necessary punitive action against the violator.
SMP official working hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Apprentices will be under the direct supervision of their trainers. Therefore, they have to follow their instructions and directions.
Apprentices must keep the classrooms and venues clean and orderly. They should also use the equipment and resources of their classrooms, laboratories, and workshops with proper care.
Apprentices should be keen on regular attendance throughout the training trimesters and be punctual. They should always remember to bring their books and classroom stationery materials with them to class.
Attendance is taken on a daily basis and hourly basis. In case of absenteeism due to sickness, the trainee has to present an original sick leave report containing the diagnosis of his case to the SMP administration. For a trainee to complete the training program successfully, he has to achieve a minimum attendance rate of 93%.
Apprentices must keep quiet and maintain discipline all through their presence in their training sessions in classrooms, laboratories, or workshops. Any misbehaviour or violation on the apprentice’s part will not be tolerated.
Apprentices must switch off their mobile phones or any other electronic devices while present in classrooms, laboratories, or workshops. If a trainee uses his phone during a class or workshop, he will be dismissed from class and marked absent. If this violation is repeated, the apprentice will be given a warning for disregarding the classroom discipline policy.
Wearing hats, caps, or sunglasses is not allowed at any time in class. If a trainee does not abide by this, he will be dismissed from the classroom and marked absent and will be given a warning for disregarding the classroom discipline policy.
Trainees are not allowed to speak too loudly or to act impolitely or disrespectfully. If a trainee does not abide by this, he will be dismissed from the classroom and marked absent. If the violation is repeated, the trainee will be given a warning for disregarding the classroom discipline policy.
Trainees are not allowed to read newspapers or magazines, eat, or drink inside classrooms, laboratories, or workshops. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the Institute, excluding the designated areas. If a trainee does not abide by this, he will be dismissed from the classroom and marked absent. If the violation is repeated, the apprentice will be given a warning for disregarding the classroom discipline policy.
Violation warnings will be submitted to the SMP Training Committee to determine the punitive action to be taken against the violator.
Electronic translators and calculators are not allowed during quizzes or tests unless officially announced otherwise.
Emergency exits shall be used in emergencies only. Misuse of fire alarms, fire extinguishers, or emergency exits, except on an ad hoc basis, is a serious violation of discipline and will be treated accordingly.
SMP uniform or the uniform distributed by the sponsoring company must be worn appropriately on SMP premises. That is, a trainee’s shirt must be tucked into his pants. Belts must be worn. Only black safety shoes must be worn. These have to be adhered to at all times from the first day of the academic year.
Trainees must wear their personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety shoes, safety gloves, safety goggles, and helmets (if needed) in technical laboratories and workshops. These tools are for your benefit and protection and must not be misused.