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Skilled Workers. Good Jobs.

Technical Education for Communities logoTEC, Technical Education for Communities is one of Cummins Strategic Initiative. It aims to help students around the world secure good jobs through school-based, industry-supported vocational skills training. TEC fulfills that goal by:

  • Collaborating with schools and teachers on a proven educational framework
  • Building partnerships that will commit resources to students and job opportunities to graduates  

TEC focuses on post-secondary two- to three-year programs that award certificates recognized by governments, markets or trade groups. TEC was started by Cummins Inc. in 2012 when company leaders discovered a growing gap in the availability of skilled workers and the harm it was causing communities. Today, students at 20 schools in 11 countries are participating in TEC, with the first graduating class planned for 2017. TEC’s success is measured by improved educational outcomes, skills and job acquisition and access for underserved populations. To learn more about this initiative, please click here

In Saudi Arabia, Cummins partnered with The Olayan Group to support the Saudi Electronics & Home Appliances Institute (SEHAI) a non-profit school founded in 2009 in Riyadh. SEHAI’s mission is to certify young Saudis using international curriculum that meets industry needs. The institute offers 6 majors for students to choose from: Electronics - Home Appliances - AC & Refrigeration – Electromechanical - Computer & Office Equipment - Customer Care. Training in each major lasts for 2 year and is given in English. We chose to implement the TEC program at SEHAI based on a needs assessment we completed to identify improvement opportunities in:

  • Safety
  • Electromechanical Technical Training
  • Soft Skills
  • English Language
  • Career Guidance