Project to train Saudi contractors

Updated 18 December 2014
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Project to train Saudi contractors

The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation has launched a nonprofit national project under the name “SABIC project for Saudization of contractors’ jobs in Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities” as a national contribution to the training and employment of Saudi youth in technical jobs available at the company and its sub-companies in Riyadh, Jubail and Yanbu.
There are more than 5,000 jobs in various fields and the participating members in the projects are SABIC as the supervisory and administrative authority, the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) represented by the colleges and institutes sector as a training academy to provide specially tailored programs to meet contracting companies’ future requirements of manpower and the Human Resources Development Fund as a financial supporter for the project in terms of training costs and trainees’ monthly stipends until graduation.
The project is a training program spaced out in three phases ending with the hiring of contractors for companies.
The first phase comprises teaching of the English language, work ethics and safety basics. The second phase consists of technical training while the third phase involves vocational training for the job with contractors working in one of the related companies.
A number of specialists in the industrial labor market in Jubail said that the Saudization program will enable the industry to flourish.
They said that Jubail Industrial City offers the most job opportunities for aspiring Saudi youth through companies of the industrial sector such as SABIC and other private sector companies in basic industries such as Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem), the National Industrialization Company (Tasnee), Sahara Petrochemicals, Saudi Chevron, Advanced Petrochemical Company, Farabi Petrochemicals Company and others. In addition, there are job opportunities offered by the new industrial area in Ras Al-Khair that is supervised by the Royal Commission and operated by the commission and Maaden Company.
Specialists in human resources in the industrial sector in Jubail said that the Royal Commission’s colleges and institutes prepare trainees for the industrial market.
Ali Al-Zaied, director of human resources in Takamul Economical Solution Company, said that the reason for the failure of industrial companies to receive young graduates is their lack of sufficient training that prepares them to work in the industrial sector. “Most educational institutes need to work on modifying and developing their curricula and focus on creating artistic and technical workshops in order to produce graduates suitable for the industrial labor market,” he said.


Saudi Arabia, South Korea reach agreement on visas

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 16 January 2019
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Saudi Arabia, South Korea reach agreement on visas

  • Cabinet OKs air transport pact with Indonesia

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cabinet met to discuss a series of national and global developments on Tuesday, in a session chaired by King Salman.

At the forefront of the agenda was the escalation in tensions between Israel and Hamas along the Gaza border, and the continuing encroachment on Palestinian land by Israeli settlers in the West Bank. The Cabinet responded by demanding that the UN Security Council intervene. King Salman also relayed to ministers the outcome of his talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which covered many regional issues.

The minister of media, Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah, announced that after reviewing proposals from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a decision from the Shoura Council, a memorandum of understanding between the government and the Republic of Korea on granting visit visas had been agreed upon.

The Cabinet approved the amendment of the air agreement on regular air transport between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.

The Cabinet, meanwhile, praised the progress of the 2025 Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development Program, aimed at enhancing farming techniques by promoting sustainable water and renewable energy sources.

They also discussed the framework in Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 for building a sustainable renewable energy sector, reiterating aims to lead global renewable energy developments over the next decade, and create projects such as the wind-powered plant at Dumat Al-Jandal, as part of the King Salman Renewable Energy Initiative.

In a statement, though, Al-Shabanah said: “The Cabinet discussed the announcement made by the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources about the Kingdom’s oil and gas reserves, which highlighted the importance of Saudi Arabia as a secure source of oil supplies in the long term.”

He added, in closing, the Cabinet’s praise for the efforts of Saudi security forces in the tracking and arrest of seven people in Qatif, which foiled a planned terrorist attack.