CPC 'at forefront of Saudization drive'
Jeddah, May 5, 2010
Jeddah-based Construction Products Holding Company (CPC) Holding Company said it underscores the importance of developing the national human resources for the further advancement of the economy.
The CPC, a one-stop shop facility for all construction needs, is the gold sponsor of Jeddah Human Resources and Saudization Forum, held under the patronage of Prince Khaled Al-Faysal, Governor of Makkah Region.
“Upgrading human resources is vital to ensure highest possible level of performance to achieve its objectives, while assuring supply of quality products to Saudi market, which is witnessing significant expansion in construction area,” said Dr Faysal Alaquil, chairman of Advisory Committee for the Architecture Department (Effat University) and member of HR committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and director of business development and administrative affairs and official spokesman of CPC.
'The support of Prince Khaled Al-Faysal to the Forum and the Assembly emphasizes the keen interest of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in building and improving the performance of national human resources at all levels, as well as the Saudization of jobs in various sectors, and thus decrease the level of unemployment,' he added.
Dr Faysal Alaquil stressed the necessity of improving human resources to ensure the highest possible level of performance. 'CPC, for its part, pays great attention to the importance of providing suitable working environment as an incentive to increase loyalty and productivity of workers,' he added.
He pointed out that CPC’s department of human resources attached great importance to its task of ensuring the development of performance while at the same time protecting the good interest of the company's staff in various disciplines.
Dr. Alaquil noted that CPC is the only company in the area of manufacturing of construction materials that is taking part in the Forum as part of its commitment to support the efforts of the government for the development of this vital sector and increase its contribution to GDP, particularly in the expansion of the private sector and the role it plays in the ongoing development plans.
'We are proud of our experience in Saudization, which confirms the company's attention to the youths and to provide them the necessary training to upgrade their career,' he noted.
In line with the Saudization program, Dr Alaquil said that CPC had recently signed an agreement with the Human Resources Development Fund (HDF), Makkah Branch to train and recruit 490 young Saudis in its factories across the Kingdom this year.
The undertaking is the latest in the series of agreements between CPC and HDF, bringing the total trainees in CPC and its factories to 2,320 in the last three years.
CPC also signed similar agreements with the National Institute of Technology at Bahra and the Architecture Department of College of Engineering at Effat University.
'Our efforts in this area reflects the commitment of CPC and its subsidiaries to serve the community, train and enhance the skills of the local population and support the government's efforts in developing human resources,' Dr Alaquil pointed out.-TradeArabia News Service