KAEC and King Abdulaziz University sign training agreement
Program will train high school students in computer skills and language
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal-Governor of Makkah Province, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed an agreement with King Abdulaziz University (KAAU) to train students to be better prepared for the labour market.
Under the agreement, 1,000 male and female high school students from Rabigh and nearby towns will be trained in computer and languages skills.
This initiative is part of KAEC's annual ‘Tomouh' (Ambition) program running under the banner of ‘My Future...My Responsibility'.
The training will be conducted over four months. Since the Ambition program kicked off three years ago, more than 700 young Saudis have benefited from the training courses.
The contract was signed by Fahd Hamidaddin, chief marketing officer in KAEC, and Professor Dr. AbdulRahman Al-Youbi, acting president of KAAU.
Fahd Al-Rasheed, Group CEO and managing director of KAEC, commented: "The Tomouh program is one of KAEC's most important sustainable development initiatives and is a key part of our strategy of adopting community development programs within the economic city's premises. The program will provide training to qualify young Saudi male and female candidates and enable them to compete for jobs with some of the most prominent national and international companies operating at KAEC."
Professor Al-Youbi, KAAU, said: "We encourage the young students in Rabigh to take advantage of this opportunity that KAEC has opened up for them, and strongly advise them to make the most of the program to elevate their educational levels and develop their English language and computer skills, so as to become a force to be reckoned with in the nation's development."
Fahd Hamidaddin: "We work hard to support and prepare young males and females to join the Saudi workforce and make an innovative contribution to the growth of KAEC, a place that is best qualified to absorb all their youthful energy into the vast pool of job opportunities available at the Industrial Valley and King Abdullah Port."