RIYADH: Modon, the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones, in cooperation with KAFO has opened a training center in Riyadh for women in the industrial sector.
KAFO, a nonprofit organization working for women empowerment, and the authority had previously signed a memorandum of cooperation to enhance Saudi women’s skills, help create an appropriate environment for them in the industrial cities and provide services to ensure their job stability.
Modon CEO Khalid Al-Salem said the strategic partnership between the two parties is aimed at developing the role of Saudi women in the national economy.
He said the authority supports 14 public and private institutions and training centers.
Al-Salem added the cooperation between Modon and KAFO is a testimony to the enhanced role of the nonprofit sector in the industrial cities, which is one of the many goals of Vision 2030.
The number of industrial cities in the Kingdom has risen by 120 percent in the last five years from 7,860 to nearly 17,000.