39,959 Saudi youths benefit from training program

Updated 14 September 2015
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39,959 Saudi youths benefit from training program

RIYADH: As many as 39,959 young Saudis have benefited from various technical training programs designed for the needs of the local market.
The trainees not only get immediate jobs from sponsors, but also receive a SR3,000 monthly allowance while training. Courses are provided for 90 different professions that are in demand. According to the implementing agency, the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), the joint project is based on a partnership between the corporation and a number of national companies interested in hiring Saudis.
“Such methods of employment are aimed at nationalizing many professions in the labor market through job training in the areas needed by the private sector,” said the head of the joint training program, Ahmed Jalalah.
According to him, the project is being implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and the Council of Saudi Chambers, where the TVTC unveiled the program for various regions of the Kingdom.


OIC: Encourage science, technology training for girls

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OIC: Encourage science, technology training for girls

  • Fields include science, technology, engineering, mathematics, information technology and communications

JEDDAH: Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has called on all member states and affiliated institutions to encourage young girls to study and work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, information technology and communications.  

“The 7th Ministerial Conference of Women, which was held in Burkina Faso, endorsed a resolution adopted by the Conference of Foreign Ministers of the OIC held last month in Abu Dhabi. This resolution calls on member states to approve legislative and executive measures offering science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs to women, to bridge the gap between their education and the requirements of the labor market,” Al-Othaimeen said.

He added that as areas such as the technology and communication sectors became increasingly important, more skilled workers would need to enter the workforce, which would provide great opportunities for young, talented and qualified women.