Jazan Economic City Polytechnic (JEC PT) is the first college to be established by Cadre Economic Cities. In 2010, the college launched its first technical training program offering high school graduates a 3 year associate diploma. The first year of the program is the foundation year. It focuses on developing the students' proficiency in English, mathematics and science, along with a range of "soft skills" that enhance the students' personal and professional abilities.
Trainees, who successfully complete the first year, move into the two years of technical studies designed to qualify these trainees to become globally competitive Industrial Mechanics and Industrial Electricians. Other programs will be available in the future.
Cadre's main objective is to train and graduate the best talent and place them in rewarding careers, with a focus on serving investors and developers working in Saudi Arabia's new economic cities. Despite its young age, JEC PT successfully placed a number of trainees into one of the major steel factories in Jazan. South Steel Factory, which has an investment volume that reaches One Billion Saudi Riyals, has already recruited 50 students from JEC PT after they completed their foundation year.
To become one of the leading providers of technical and para-professional training in the Province of Jazan, JEC PT works in collaboration with Algonquin College in Canada. Through this unique partnership, all students who successfully complete the three-year program at JEC PT receive a Diploma from Algonquin College in Ottawa that is recognized and accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Academic staff from Algonquin College will relocate to Saudi Arabia to teach their programs and add specific expertise that will complement the JEC PT academic staff.
JEC PT is generously equipped with classrooms, workshops, technical laboratories and industrial equipment consistent with modern business and industry standards. All programs are taught in English, by native English speakers who have extensive educational and industrial experience.