Saudi female engineers enter labor market

Saudi female engineers enter labor market
Updated 08 November 2013

Saudi female engineers enter labor market

Saudi female engineers enter labor market

The private sector is beginning to attract the first generation of Saudi female engineers who have graduated from various engineering faculties within the Program of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Scholarship and Private Universities.
The entry of female engineers coincides with the launch of engineering specialties for girls at Saudi government universities, an initiative which was first launched at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.
Fahad Moeminah, a member of the Youth Committee in the Jeddah Chamber for Commerce and Industry, said engineering and décor companies are hiring female Saudi engineers with prior experience, as well as fresh graduates, to work on vital projects.
Moeminah said four Saudi women engineers are working on designs for a number of major projects, which will soon be launched by the Jeddah Governorate.
He said these women were able to implement 420 projects in the past 30 months.
Weam Zaki Moeminah said that she got the job she had always dreamed of following graduation. Indeed, Saudi female engineers are working alongside their Saudi male counterparts on giant projects.
Moeminah said women have an important role in adding the final touches to projects. Saudi women engineers have proved their expertise in design and implementation and are attracting several projects.
This significant demand for female workers gives women a sense of pride, satisfaction and distinction in the local market.