Saudi Arabia has inaugurated the largest center for women’s driving training in the Middle East, under the name “Eastern Women’s Driving Academy” in Al-Ahsa (eastern Saudi Arabia), under the patronage of the Prince of the Eastern Region Prince Saud bin Nayef, and in the presence of the Governor of Al-Ahsa Prince Bin Gallawi.
The Academy building occupies an area of approximately 3,500 square meters, while the training field has an area of 50,000 square meters. The facilities provided by this academy include 115 vehicles, 11 interactive simulators that simulate real driving scenarios in the Al-Ahsa region, along with five smart classrooms, day care systems, a clinic, an online test room, conference room and a call center.
The Academy is distinguished by its smart environment and the advanced and interactive technology it contains. This academy is the only leadership center in the Kingdom that is 100% operated by Saudi employees and is fully supported by Aramco.
According to the Saudi TV channel of Al-Arabyia, more than 250 Saudi female employees work as trainers and lecturers in this academy, in addition to other work related work. They are expected to number 300 by the end of the first quarter of next year.
Female trainees have the same curriculum offered by the Aramco Driving School in Dhahran, which is the first driving education center established by the company.
The Academy also grants a certificate of the driving program after the required training period has passed, according to flexible training hours, in which the trainees with special needs are accommodated as well.