Saudi date experts visit US to learn, share experiences

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During the remainder of their trip, they will visit farms, factories and research centers in US. (SPA)
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During the remainder of their trip, they will visit farms, factories and research centers in US. (SPA)
Updated 03 November 2018
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Saudi date experts visit US to learn, share experiences

  • During the remainder of their trip, they will visit farms, factories and research centers in the United States

JEDDAH: Representatives from the National Center for Palms and Dates on Thursday visited a number of farms and research centers in the US to share experiences and learn new methods for controlling diseases that affect palm trees.
The Saudi delegation, which is on a five-day visit to the US, also includes a number of academics in the field, along with farmers whose produce boasts the “Saudi Dates” label. During the remainder of their trip, they will visit farms, factories and research centers in the Riverside area of Los Angeles, California, and Yuma city in Arizona.
It is one of a series of overseas visits and meetings organized by the center during the last quarter of 2018 to benefit from the experiences of date producers in other countries.


Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

Updated 21 January 2019
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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.