Saudi universities to introduce new training programs

Saudi Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa. (SPA)
Updated 10 December 2018

Saudi universities to introduce new training programs

  • Human capital development will play a major role in Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Saudi Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa has instructed universities across the Kingdom to introduce teachers’ training programs in the academic session 2018-19.
Postgraduates are eligible to enroll in these programs. However, the minimum eligibility set for early childhood female teachers training program is the bachelor’s degree.
The Education Ministry said in a statement it wants to enhance the education system to help give new impetus to the ongoing development process in the Kingdom as envisaged in Vision 2030.
Human capital development will play a major role in Saudi Vision 2030.
The Saudi labor force will reach about 8.6 million by 2030 with a 44 percent participation rate. An average of 203,000 jobs will need to be created each year for Saudis entering the labor market.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 seeks to reduce the overall unemployment rate from 11.6 to 7 percent, overhaul the education system and increase the female participation rate from 22 percent of the labor force to 30.

GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019

GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

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