Jubail Industrial College has its roots in 1978 when the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu established a skills training center, to develop skilled manpower required by the Kingdom. In 1982, the skills training center was 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. This was 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.
Jubail Industrial College, the Kingdom’s largest and most sophisticated, is a 'semi autonomous’ technical institute governed by the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission. At the college level the activities concerning academic, administrative and student services are administered by the Managing Director along with the College Deputy for Education and Training Affairs, and the College Deputy of Student Affairs according to by-laws 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.