SABB Academy to digitize its training programs

SABB Academy to digitize its training programs
The agreement aiming to enhance SABB’s digital strategy, was signed between Dr. Nawaf Al-Husseini and Abeer Al-Hashimi, in the presence of Safa Al-Talhi.
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Updated 29 June 2021

SABB Academy to digitize its training programs

SABB Academy to digitize its training programs

Saudi British Bank (SABB) has signed a cooperation agreement with Takamol Business Services. The agreement aims to enhance SABB’s digital strategy by digitizing training programs offered by SABB Academy in collaboration with the Financial Academy, an initiative under the Financial Sector Development Program.

The agreement was signed between Chief Human Resources Officer at SABB Dr. Nawaf Al-Husseini and Executive Vice President for Employment and Enablement Unit of Takamol Business Services Abeer Al-Hashimi, in the presence of Safa Al-Talhi, head of training delivery at the Financial Academy. Under the agreement, SABB Academy’s mechanism for providing training programs will be digitally converted utilizing cutting-edge creative technical solutions, keeping pace with the Kingdom’s digital transformation, and contributing to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives. The Financial Academy will supply educational materials and will pay special attention to the quality of training programs that will contribute to building promising careers for trainees.

Al-Husseini said: “Following the successful achievements of SABB Academy over the past years, we decided to step forward to a new stage that keeps pace with the Kingdom’s digital transformation. We rely on the principle of remote education, thus giving an opportunity to larger numbers of trainees in various regions of the Kingdom to benefit from the educational and training programs offered by the academy, coupled with promoting efficiency, effectiveness and resilience, as well as saving time and effort.”

Al-Talhi said: “This initiative stems from the Financial Academy’s goal to develop human cadres in the financial sector and keep pace with the digital transformation in the sector, in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, and to enhance cooperation between the public and private sectors for the benefit of both parties.” 

Meanwhile, Al-Hashemi thanked SABB’s leadership for their trust in Takamol to be part of the bank’s successes and achievements in qualifying national cadres for several years. She added: “This agreement will contribute to accelerating digital transformation and maximizing the impact of the academy by leveraging Takamol’s experiences in digitizing training, qualifying Saudi nationals, and employing them to join the labor market while promoting job sustainability.” 

SABB Academy seeks to qualify men and women trainees to enter the labor market by providing them with advanced and intensive training courses. The academy’s programs cover a wide range of financial and administrative disciplines, all of which are carefully customized to meet the requirements of the labor market. Courses under this program will be available digitally starting the fourth quarter of this year.