Scholarship students won’t have to look for jobs

Updated 29 June 2015
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Scholarship students won’t have to look for jobs

RIYADH: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has teamed up with the Ministry of Education for the “Your Job and Scholarship” program.
The goal is to allow 1,000 Saudi students to take up courses in engineering for the industrial sector.
With the latest addition, the number of scholarships within the third phase of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Scholarship has now reached 43,600, according to Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil.
Saudi students under this new scheme will not have to look for jobs when they return; they will be immediately absorbed by these state organizations.
This ambitious program provides scholarships for the Kingdom’s nationals abroad with certain profession specifications based on government needs.
Al-Dakhil said this year’s program will cover various degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 479 courses and specialties. Recently, 10,000 places for the first year have been opened for applications.
Earlier, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Saudi Arabian Airlines and the Ministry of Health inked similar partnerships based on these organizations’ manpower needs.
Al-Dakhil recently concluded a similar pact with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to grant 600 students scholarships abroad in airport security, aerial surveillance and monitoring and aviation safety. A similar partnership was concluded between the Ministry of Social Affairs to allocate 1,000 grants for social welfare-related jobs for rehabilitation of the disabled.
“It is a new scheme under which the Education Ministry will grant scholarships to Saudi students based on market needs and employ them when they return home on completing the course,” said Al-Dakhil.


Launch of Joint Al-Jazeera Shield Drill in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

Updated 23 February 2019
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Launch of Joint Al-Jazeera Shield Drill in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

  • The two-week drill was launched in the presence of commander for the exercise, Gen. Abdullah bin Saeed Al-Qahtani, and commanders of participating Gulf forces
  • Al-Qahtani welcomed all participants and thanked them for their efforts in the planning and preparation of the drill

JEDDAH: Saudi armed forces and security sectors teamed up with land, maritime and air forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for the tenth Joint Al-Jazeera Shield Drill on Saturday.
The two-week drill was launched in the presence of commander for the exercise, Gen. Abdullah bin Saeed Al-Qahtani, and commanders of participating Gulf forces.
Al-Qahtani welcomed all participants and thanked them for their efforts in the planning and preparation of the drill.
He said that the exercises aimed to promote cooperation and exchange experience between the Saudi and GCC countries forces to improve the level of training for all forces.
The exercise sought to develop skills and use the available resources to develop concepts and promote joint work, he added. The drill was part of a series of joint military drills between the GCC countries at various levels.
He said that the Joint Al-Jazeera Shield Drill was one of the largest exercises in the region and part of a comprehensive strategic vision by the Saudi Defense Ministry, which aims to constantly gain experience, promote security and military readiness under different circumstances to preserve security and stability in the Arab Gulf and the world.
Spokesman for the drill, Brig. Gen. Abdullah Hussein Al-Subaihi, said that it included four phases.
The first phase is the arrival of the forces via land, maritime and air entry points. The academic training phase, including conferences for all participating forces from all GCC countries, was also launched on Saturday.
The second phase is the command center drill; this exercise will train commanders to manage military operations and use simulators in virtual military operations.
The third phase consists of field training with live ammunition, and the fourth includes the closing ceremony and departure of forces.