Top 5 Benefits of Acquiring Vocational Training

Scottsdale, AZ, 13th April 2023, ZEXPRWIRE, Robert LaMar was born in a broken and unprivileged family, which landed him in a children’s shelter for the first few years of his life. Despite not having a father figure to look up to, LaMar made it through most of his life struggles without breaking down.

Moving from children’s shelters to his mother’s house to another orphanage gave Robert LaMar the closure that if he wanted to progress, he would have to get things done on his own. His new book, The Value of High School Vocational Training, is about his early life, struggles, job experiences, and what he learned through his professional life. The book reiterates the importance of vocational training in a person’s life when all they are aspiring for is a stable career.

Many people don’t get to go to college, and neither could Robert LaMar, which is why he enrolled in vocational training for Landscaping & Engineering. It helped spark his interest and passion for architecture and the construction industry.

In his tell-all book, LaMar focuses on establishing that everyone should have access to vocational training for a better future ahead. Here are some evident advantages of acquiring vocational training:

  • Technical Training: When a graduate student steps into the real world for a job, they are first trained for months and then placed into relevant departments. With vocational training, they get enough technical experience to directly land a job without additional training & college diplomas.
  • Enhancing Skills: Most people already have a skill set that they haven’t explored enough; vocational training gives students the chance to explore their own skills and enhance them for the real-life world.
  • Find a Passion: With the help of vocational training, you can get equipped, trained, and enhanced in a field that you are passionate about. Robert LaMar found that he had a knack for construction through his landscaping vocational training.
  • Preparing for Global Trends: Unlike theoretical education, vocational training helps you learn through real-life case studies, experiments, and more global trends. This creates aware and woke individuals for the real world.
  • A Flexible Schedule: Similar to Robert LaMar, several teenage children who don’t have the time to get an education, owing to them earning a living. Vocational training programs offer flexible timings, making it easier for students to acquire education.

If you want to learn more about vocational training and how it helps everyone around us, you can get a copy of Robert LaMar’s new book, The Value of High School Vocational Training, today!

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anb and JCB sign acquiring agreement for local acceptance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

anb and JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co. Ltd., have partnered to launch JCB Card acceptance at all its POS and ATM locations deployed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan, and JCB Cards are used by more than 140 million cardholders and accepted at about 39 million locations globally.

As part of supporting the cashless society and financial inclusion that is related to Vision 2030, anb and JCB have partnered to enable the acceptance of JCB Cards. The partnership is a continuation of JCB’s plan for entering the Saudi market, a destination of ever-increasing importance for its cardholders around the world for both business and tourism.

Mr. Yuichiro Kadowaki, Regional Head – Middle East & Africa CEO, JCB Middle East LLC, said: “Saudi Arabia has always been a very important destination for many of JCB cardholders, from both business and religious perspectives. With the strategic plan for Vision 2030, the country is now increasingly an important destination for tourism as well. anb’s extensive reach in the market will ensure that JCB cardholders will be able to use JCB Cards at their convenience. The partnership will also enhance the already close fraternal ties between Saudi Arabia and Japan.”

Mr. Nizar Altwaijri, Deputy Managing Director of anb, said: “anb’s engagement with JCB will enable our payment systems to accept JCB Cards in the kingdom over ATM, POS and eCommerce channels. As Kingdom’s economy opens up to welcoming tourists like never before, this strategic agreement will go a long way in supporting the tourism sector, which is one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030. This agreement is also in line with the Kingdom’s plan to grow the number of options available for digital payments in the economy and will position KSA as one of the leading countries to accept a wide range of international scheme cards as part of its payment eco-system.”

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 39 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are issued mainly in Asian countries and territories, with more than 140 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit:

About anb

Amongst the largest banks in the Middle East, anb headquarters is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with regional offices in Jeddah, Khobar and a network of branches throughout the kingdom, in addition to an international branch in London, United Kingdom.

To service a large and varied customer base which exceeds 2 million, the Bank has an extensive distribution network, with 237 premises spanning over the Kingdom.

Recognizing the need to serve customers in a convenient and timely manner, the Bank also has around 1,160 ATMs, 290 Corporate Cash Deposit Machines and 36,670 point-of-sale terminals, in addition to advanced mobile banking application and a state-of-the-art, award-winning phone center. For more information, please visit:



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