Saudi Telecom Academy promises a new generation of digital leaders

Updated 14 February 2018
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Saudi Telecom Academy promises a new generation of digital leaders

RIYADH: A new Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) Academy opened by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Sunday will turn out hundreds of specialists in digital industries and e-services.
Prince Faisal inaugurated the STC Academy for digital learning and training, one of the company’s initiatives as part of Vision 2030 and the drive to build digital skills and encourage e-services in the Kingdom.
Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha attended the opening, while STC Group CEO Khaled Biyari, delivered the welcome address.
Biyari said the new academy reflects STC’s strategy for digitization. “Our vision is to make the academy a unique hub for digital leaders and specialists in the Kingdom,” he said.
The STC chief said that the academy will train hundreds of digital leaders this year and will increase the number significantly in 2019.
The academy will help meet growing demand in areas such as cybersecurity, data analysis, modern digital technology and leadership skills. Training will be carried out in collaboration with leading academic institutions from the US and Britain, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, and the Michigan School of Business.
“Our mission is to enhance the role of information and communication, especially in providing digital services, innovative solutions, gaining customers’ trust and enriching society,” Biyari said.
He said that the governor’s presence at the opening event highlighted the important role the academy would play in the Kingdom’s plans for digital transformation.
In a statement to media, the governor said: “The new center has taken a significant step in developing people’s skills in line with the Vision of the Kingdom.”


Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

The Two Holy Mosques program has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. (SPA)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

  • The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago
  • King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements.
It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.
King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase. The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects that amount to more than 330 in total.
The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).
The program includes the establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.