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 commission signs deal to boost cybersecurity education

Updated 16 min 54 sec ago
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Saudi commission signs deal to boost cybersecurity education

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian National Commission for Cyber Security has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education to allocate 1,000 scholarships over five years for students looking to specialize in cybersecurity.
The agreement hopes to prepare qualified Saudi specialists in cybersecurity.
The Commission will set up the educational requirements and criteria for successful applicants of both genders in coordination with the sector’s core needs.
The Commission is also to specify the appropriate universities and institutions that will deliver the necessary programs.
The new agreement will help meet ‘Vision 2030’ goals to build national capacity in all sectors to meet market demands.
The agreement also aims to meet the new targets of Saudi student’s scholarship as set by King Salman, setting out choice of speciality to reflect market demands.