US training offered to male and female Saudi youths in transport engineering

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Saudi Arabian youth will be given training in the US under an agreement between Misk Foundation and US-based Virgin Hyperloop One (File Photo)
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Saudi Arabian youth will be given training in the US under an agreement between Misk Foundation and US-based Virgin Hyperloop One (File Photo)
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Saudi Arabian youth will be given training in the US under an agreement between Misk Foundation and US-based Virgin Hyperloop One (File Photo)
Updated 21 February 2018
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US training offered to male and female Saudi youths in transport engineering

RIYADH: A group of Saudi male and female youths will be sent to the United States for training in transport engineering under an agreement between the Misk Foundation and US-based Virgin Hyperloop One.
The agreement was inked during the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh in November last year and signed by Bader Al-Asaker, secretary general of the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Philanthropic Foundation, known as Misk Foundation, and Founder of Virgin Hyperloop One Josh Giegel on the sidelines of the MGF.
The training program is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to work closely with the world’s leading engineers working on the development of the Hyperloop operating systems, a new and safe means of transportation.
Chief Marketing Officer of Misk Foundation, Mohammed M. Abuazzah, told Arab News on Wednesday that his organization has already called for applicants from male and female Saudi youths who are graduates/undergraduates involved in transport engineering fields of study.
He said the number of people selected for the program will be determined on applications received for the training. However, he assured that there will be a mix of male and female youths in the group, which will be selected for training at the headquarters of the of Virgin Hyperloop One in Los Angeles from June 25 to Aug. 31.
“We do not promise any employment for the successful trainees. However, their expertise could be well harnessed in the Kingdom by the transport and aviation sectors,” he said.
Students will also enjoy the weekly events organized by the management team, which provide a unique opportunity to participate in shaping the future of transport and communications around the world and gain experience and knowledge in the world’s leading engineering companies.
The agreement is intended to seed long-lasting economic, social, and innovation benefits for the Kingdom by developing a highly skilled, knowledge-based, cutting-edge workforce in an innovative area of growth. This is central to Misk’s mission to empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy.


Workshop focuses on how to improve transport for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims

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Workshop focuses on how to improve transport for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah recently organized a workshop for the development of the administrative and operating systems for supervisors and public operators of pilgrims’ transportation.
The workshop, which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Jeddah, was under the patronage of the Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten and was inaugurated by his Deputy Dr. Abdul Fattah bin Suleiman Mashat.
Sectors working in the transportation of pilgrims as well as international and local experts on crowd management and public transportation systems took part.
The event formed part of the Ministry’s initiatives in the National Transformation program 2020. It discussed the challenges facing supervisors and operators in the transportation of pilgrims and made recommendations on how to overcome challenges and improve the administrative and operating systems in cooperation with the whole Hajj services system. It also showcased the best international practice in public transportation.
Included was a briefing on the monitoring of initiatives by the Vision 2030 Achievement Office as well as presentations on the work of the Ministry’s pilgrims’ transportation agency, future projects, the urgent projects that were put in place for the last Hajj season and a detailed explanation of National Transformation initiatives. Those who attended the workshop also had the opportunity to learn about the technology the agency uses in its operations.