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Vocational Programs in Shipbuilding / Repairs, Marine Operations, and Port Operations & Maritime Training in Al Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Established in 2016 and located in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, the National Maritime Academy (NMA) is a non-profit training academy that delivers theoretical and practical training, and related professional services in the maritime sector. NMA was established as a result of the strategic partnership between Saudi Arabian Oil Company and the Technical & Vocational Training Corporation.

NMA is mandated with equipping with market relevant skills for the shipbuilding and repair, Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and maritime employment. NMA is the Kingdom’s only certified and accredited maritime training academy offers learning streams covering the length and breadth of the maritime industry. The training programs and conducted in Manufacturing - Building and repairing of vessels and offshore rigs and platforms; Operation of sea ports and terminals, and Marine Operations - Vessel operations and maintenance (marine operations).


NMA delivers a 2-year program for enrolled trainees leading to the award of vocational qualifications as appropriate to their trades (mentioned above) with the initial vocational qualification being at level 2. Also, the NMA shall offer further continuing educational programs leading to levels 3 and 4 in the respective trades.

The NMA Jubail Site includes - workshops, classrooms, Marine simulators , laboratories, testing rooms equipped with cutting-edge technology and most up-to-date equipment. All the programs are conducted in English.

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Training Programs




Shipbuilding / Repairs Programs

  • Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Welder
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Pipefitter

Marine Operations Programs

  • Ratings Training
  • ETOs
  • Upgrade / mandatory courses up to Master unlimited & C/E unlimited
  • Short courses (based on demand)

Port Operations Programs

Last Updated: July 1, 2021