Saudi Aramco signed 16 contracts with seven companies to operate and maintain facilities in its community over the next 10 years.
The contracts signing took place during a ceremony in Dhahran where Saudi Aramco signed the contracts with Al-Yamama Company for Trading and Contracting; Arabian Fal Holding Company; Abdulwahab Mansour Al-Moallam Sons Company; Rezayat Company Ltd; Al-Tamimi Global Company for Services and Maintenance; SRACO Company; and Nesma and Partners Contracting Company Ltd.
“The contracts are in line with Saudi Aramco’s continuous efforts to develop its community facilities and increase their efficiency while maintaining the highest safety standards,” said Mohammed Al-Shammary, Saudi Aramco vice president for community services.
“In addition, the contracts will create job opportunities for Saudi graduates of the National Training Center for Facilities and Hospitality Management (FHM) that was co-established by Saudi Aramco,” Al-Shammary added.
“These contracts are the beginning in fulfilling their commitment in providing best in class services,” he added. FHM was established by Saudi Aramco jointly with the Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in 2017.
The center aims at capturing opportunities in the hospitality and facilities management industry to create jobs for Saudi youth by equipping them with the required education and skills via offering internally-accredited training courses.
It also aims to improve the quality of the national tourism and facilities and hospitality management through human capital development that supports localization of knowledge and skills and helps in reducing national unemployment rates.
Courses offered at the center are divided into three categories: Long term courses, short term courses, and professional certification.
The National Training Center for Facilities and Hospitality Management is located in Riyadh.