Saudi Arabia’s Misk Academy Vfair helps alumni find jobs

Misk academy seeks through this virtual platform to give its alumni the opportunity to communicate online with employers across the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 10 October 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Misk Academy Vfair helps alumni find jobs

  • Misk Academy focuses on training young men and women with high knowledge and skills to be able to make a valuable contribution to their organizations

RIYADH: The Misk Academy has invited 3,500 young men and women alumni to visit its second Misk Academy Vfair, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.

The Vfair, held on Oct. 9 and 10, at https://miskacademy.vfairs.com/en, brings together job seekers and more than 50 participating companies offering 400 jobs.

The academy seeks through this virtual platform to give its alumni the opportunity to communicate online with employers from across the Kingdom.

Employers at the Vfair are able to meet and interview Misk’s alumni, while the alumni have the chance to visit the companies’ virtual pavilions and apply for jobs.

The Vfair also provides online communication tools such as text, voice and video chat between alumni and employers.

Misk Academy, part of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), launched the Vfair to connect its alumni to the right companies and most suitable jobs.

The first Misk Academy Vfair attracted 40 companies, offering more than 250 job opportunities, and more than 1,700 applicants.

The virtual platform reflects Misk Academy’s keenness to develop its relationships with its partners in a way that positively deploys young energies and potential, in addition to providing an integrated educational work, starting with training and ending with enabling alumni to be successful in the job market and compete with their peers at an international level.

Misk Academy engages its trainees in intensive technology courses to help them enter the job market. One of its main objectives is to empower Saudi youth of both genders and prepare them to accelerate their career path, in addition to providing them with job skills training.

Misk Academy has international partnerships in the technology sector. It focuses on training young men and women with high knowledge and skills to be able to make a valuable contribution to their organizations, which in turn contributes to the development of leadership models in the Kingdom.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.