Jubail Industrial College is the Kingdom's largest and most sophisticated semi-autonomous technical institute governed by the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission. The Managing Director administrates the daily activities of the college such as the activities concerning academic, administrative and student services. Along with the College Deputy for Education and Training Affairs, and the College Deputy of Planning and development, and according to bylaws and College Council decisions. Jubail Industrial College is an outstanding example of how relevant modern education, in support of technology, transforms a rural society into a modern vibrant one. It is a successful example of how, within a couple of decades, planned industrial and educational developments can work hand in hand. Jubail Industrial College has its roots in 1978 when the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu established a skills training center, to develop skilled work force required by the Kingdom. In 1982, the skills training center upgraded into an institute named the Royal Commission Jubail Human Resources Development Institute. The Manpower Council of the Government of Saudi Arabia issued a Royal decree in 1989 to transform the institute into a full-fledged engineering and business college, named the Jubail Industrial College. Established to serve the educational and training needs of the newly created Jubail Industrial City and the local and regional community of the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.