eSports players come to Saudi for dreams of global glory

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Updated 24 April 2018
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eSports players come to Saudi for dreams of global glory

  • GSA FIFA 18 Cup World is taking place at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)
  • 64 finalists have qualified to compete over a total prize of SR1 million

JEDDAH: Sixty-four competitors are fighting for their world cup dream in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) at GSA FIFA 18 Cup World, organized by the Saudi Arabian Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports.
Competitors came from different regions of the Gulf countries to compete for the chance of winning one seat in the world cup in FIFA 18 PS4.
Six thousand citizens and residents of the GCC countries participated in the preliminary qualifiers last March and only 64 finalists have qualified to compete over a total prize of SR1 million ($266,667) divided among the top three PS4 players and top three Xbox players along with the chance of playing in the world cup for the winner of each game.
Saudi Arabia has become the place for eSports players in the GCC region to accomplish their global glory dreams. The industry is thriving and promising, and besides its passion, it creates viable business models and creates jobs that could benefit society and players too. The president of the federation, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, said: “This event is a platform for the player to shine, it creates jobs for the community, and it shows them that if they work hard there are no limits to what they can accomplish.”
The event is held at bay X conference in KAEC, and it runs from April 24 to 26.


Saudi Arabia's civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

Updated 21 January 2019
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Saudi Arabia's civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

  • The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel
  • The training program is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: A national program aimed to train public sector employees in the field of human resources management has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Civil Service on Sunday.

The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies,” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel, is in line with the country’s Vision 2030, according to the ministry.

“The Ministry of Civil Service will spare no effort in carrying out the roles entrusted to it to advance administrative development, including the modernization of the working environment in the public sector,” said Minister of Civil Service Suleiman bin Abdullah during the inauguration.

The program will explore best practices in human resources management in the public sector, and will discuss the basic principles of the employee life cycle. It will also train employees on methodologies of workforce planning, how to motivate employees to achieve their career objectives, how to foster a culture of group work, as well as highlight the role of digital technology in human resource.

Only Saudi nationals who have a college degree are eligible to join the program.

Government agencies will nominate the eligible employees, who will then be enrolled in a five-day course on human resource, where their abilities to obtain a certificate from UK-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development will be assessed. Successful candidates will finish a one-year training module, consisting of classroom and on-site activities.