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

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.

King Salman’s support vital to national heritage achievements

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King Salman’s support vital to national heritage achievements

  • The Saudi leadership made key decisions to protect antiquities and historical sites
  • Saudi Arabia aims to conduct awareness campaigns, establish museums and develop them in a modern way to attract citizens and visitors

JEDDAH: The achievements made in Saudi Arabia’s national heritage sector, and the prizes and awards that have been won as result, are thanks to the support and efforts of King Salman, said Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH).
His comments came as the king received the Sharjah International Award for Cultural Heritage, which was awarded in recognition of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques cultural heritage program.
King Salman oversaw the creation of the antiquities and heritage sector 50 years ago and stood firmly against the elimination or extinction of archaeological and heritage sites, Prince Sultan said, and has made historical and important decisions to protect antiquities since the era of the late King Saud.
This support culminated in the adoption of the innovative Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques for the Care of Cultural Heritage program, implemented by the commission to bring about a qualitative shift in projects and programs devoted to national cultural heritage.
Prince Sultan said: “The award is a result of King Salman’s follow-up and support to the program, which the SCTH and our team have translated into projects and initiatives carried out in cooperation with highly professional partners, in order to preserve, restore and develop the national heritage and make it a reality that connects citizens to their country’s history and heritage.”
He said the SCTH has built upon the great efforts of the institutions that preceded it in taking care of the nation’s antiquities, as well as individual efforts to preserve national heritage.
“Today, we reap the fruits of these efforts: The culture we have learnt from King Salman and previous leaders, which has taught us to complete the work and loyalty of all those who built and achieved before us,” he said.
Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, a member of the Federal Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, announced that the Sharjah International Award for Cultural Heritage had been awarded to the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Program for the Care of Cultural Heritage during a ceremony on April 22, 2018.
The program aims to protect, promote and develop cultural heritage and make it part of the life and memory of citizens. It also conducts awareness campaigns, establishes museums and develops them in a modern way to attract citizens and visitors, prepares Islamic historical sites to welcome visitors, and preserves culturally important buildings and towns to showcase the role of the Kingdom as a crossroads for civilizations through the ages and achieve a qualitative shift in the field, contributing to economic growth.