Six deals signed to secure jobs for 10,000 Saudi youth

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal at the ‘Tomouh Forum’ in Jeddah on Monday. (AN photo)
Updated 15 May 2018
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Six deals signed to secure jobs for 10,000 Saudi youth

  • Under the ‘Tomouh’ program, 10,000 young men and women will receive training and jobs by the end of 2020.
  • It will serve as a platform for the youth to connect to the job market.

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal on Monday patronized the signing of six agreements for Prince Khalid Al-Faisal’s “Tomouh” project  to train and employ 10,000 young men and women before the end of 2020.

This came on the sidelines of the project’s workshop, the “Tomouh Forum,” which was organized by the Makkah Emirate in cooperation with King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), with the participation of 200 companies as well as the province’s universities.

Prince Khalid said: “This project was achieved as a result of the wise policy adopted by the leadership of Saudi Arabia in all its previous, current and future plans. This is evident in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which was launched to set an example of a developing country that is quickly turning into a developed one.”

The Makkah governor patronized the signing of several partnership agreements with a number of firms for training a group of Tomouh’s young men and women.

Among these firms were Saudi Aramco’s National Power Academy, Creet International Contracting Co., Zuhair Ahmed Zahran and Partners Contracting and Trading Co., Salem Saleh Al-Hareth General Contracting Co., Yaghmour Contracting and Maintenance, and Roziq Al-Jadrawi Contracting Co.The project will provide training courses in the English language, computer programming, information technology, self-development, office management, and career management in addition to hands-on training at several firms.

The Tomouh Project connects qualified professionals with the job market by introducing them to major companies.  The group CEO and managing director of the KAEC, Fahd Al-Rasheed, said the governor’s patronage and visit to the forum was part of the continuous care and attention given to the KAEC and the prince’s efforts to develop the province.


MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

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MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.