Algonquin College to launch campus in Saudi Arabia

July 15, 2013

Algonquin College has won an international bid to operate a new English language campus in Jazan, Saudi Arabia beginning in September 2013. At capacity, the campus will allow for 2,000 male students in business, engineering and several other technical fields, and will raise over $25 million in revenues. Algonquin has been providing the government-run Jazan Economic City Polytechnic (JEC PT) with both curriculum and faculty. The new Algonquin-run campus in Jazan will take over JEC PT’s facilities. It will be operated as a public-private partnership with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Saudi Arabia’s equivalent of Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The new campus will also offer a Foundation Year focused on English competency and study skills. Algonquin College also began building a campus in Kuwait in April, at which the college hopes to have 1,000 students enrolled by 2017. Algonquin News Release | Ottawa Citizen