More than 4,000 jobs on offer at TVTC employment forum

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Updated 03 March 2013
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More than 4,000 jobs on offer at TVTC employment forum

As part of the drive to employ young Saudis in order to meet Saudization requirements, the Technical and Vocational Training Council (TVTC) Makkah recently staged a 2-day forum that brought together 69 companies and institutions having on offer 4279 jobs for Saudi youth in different businesses in Makkah Jeddah, Taif and Qunfudah.
“The forum had excellent results. We held the event in different places at the same time this year and we have plans to organize the same event on a yearly basis with the help of the Ministry of Labor, JCCI and HRDF (Human Resources Development Funds) to get the best results for our graduates and to provide them with good job opportunities in the private sector,” said Dr. Rashid bin Mohammed Al- Zahrani, President of TVTC Makkah.
Dr. Al- Zahrani said that the program to employ young Saudis demands a massive joint effort involving the Ministry of Labor, JCCI and Human Resources Development Funds (HRDF) and others.
Dr. Al-Zahrani also announced on Monday the signing of an agreement with Nesma and its subsidiaries to train 235 young Saudis over the next six months in welding, electricity installation, scaffolding, plumbing, carpentry, refrigeration, air conditioning, blacksmithing, sheet metal working, machinery operation and maintenance, tiling, plastering, and painting.
Dr. Al-Zahrani said TVTC wants the business sector to put more effort into fulfilling their social responsibilities by forming strategic partnerships.

 


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.