Mobily to provide training to promote Saudisation
A MoU has been signed to train and support Saudi nationals to work in mobile sales and maintenance stores
The Ministry of Labour and Social Development and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) have signed a memorandum of understanding to train and support Saudi nationals to work in mobile sales and maintenance shops, as reported by Arab News.
Minister of Labour and Social Development Mufrej Al-Haqabani inaugurated the signing ceremony where a number of officials and representatives from the company were present. They included Director-General of Yesser Abdulrahman Al-Oraini, adviser to the minister of telecommunication and IT and Mobily Chairman Sulaiman Al-Gwaiz.
Ibrahim Al- Shafiei, director of the guided nationalisation program, and Mulfi Al-Marzooqi, chief human resources officer of Mobily, signed for the parties.
During the inauguration, Al-Haqbani extended his thanks to Mobily for supporting the nationalisation of the telecommunication sector, hoping that the agreement is just a beginning of further cooperation between the ministry and the company in this respect.
Al-Haqabani said that the telecom sector is multipurpose and lucrative and the ministry's ambitions are not limited to what is stated in the agreement. Other activities are also underway, impacting Saudi nationals in all regions of the Kingdom.
Mobily's CEO Ahmed Farroukh said that Mobily recognises its role in the national programs that serve the interest of the nation and its citizens while the company took the initiative to sign the agreement in cooperation with the ministry, which is trying to nationalise the telecom sector as a top priority.
Under the MoU, Mobily would provide a comprehensive program that supports the Saudisation directive by training around 6,000 Saudi men and women across the Kingdom. The trainees will acquire necessary skills to join the phone market through apprenticeship to master salesmanship, marketing, accounting basics, warehouse management and maintenance basics, in addition to dealing with play stores and solving technical issues relating to services, products and systems.