Saudi KAEC signs ambitious jobs deal
Jeddah, April 29, 2012
Saudi's King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed an agreement with the College of Business Administration (CBA) to enroll 400 students under its ambitious job market foundation program.
Announcing the deal, KAEC said this was part of its corporate social responsibility program to train and develop local talents.
on Tuesday, April 24th at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel to confirm the implementation of the second phase of the “Job Market Foundation program”, a social responsibility initiative adopted by KAEC and CBA.
The contract was signed by Fahd Al-Rasheed, managing director and CEO of King Abdullah Economic City and Dr Abdullah Dahlan, Trustees Council chairman of CBA in the presence of Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed Saif and a number of senior officials.
The agreement is set to enhance the community in the cities of Rabigh, Thowal and the areas around them by training and qualifying 400 students with high school degrees, said the dignitaries on the sidelines of CBA’s sixth graduation ceremony.
“CSR and community service are key objectives for KAEC, and the city has undertaken this role in order to contribute to educating Saudi youth, for that reason we choose the College of Business Administration as our partner since its renowned for the highest levels of professionalism and latest education methods and curriculum,” remarked Fahd Al-Rasheed.
Dr Dahlan said, “Our partnership with KAEC started just over two years ago in March 2010 and has proven to be very successful in achieving its objective of ensuring graduates are equipped with the right tools and skills to succeed in the local and international markets.”
The first phase of the program achieved great success, with the training of more than 300 high school graduates from the regions of Rabigh and Thowal, said the official.
The second phase will benefit a larger number of students by significantly raising their capabilities to become valuable members of the Kingdom’s pool of talented human resources ready for the labor market or help them complete their university studies in CBA or any of the Saudi universities, he added.-TradeArabia News Service