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The launch of the programme

Air Products tapping into female talent in Saudi Arabia

DAMMAM, May 26, 2022

Air Products, a world leader in industrial gases, has launched Female Engineers & Technical Associates (FETA), a unique programme to enable the progression and career development of female talent in Saudi Arabia.
 
Launched in the presence of the Prince of the Eastern Province, Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, guests from the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development (MOHR); and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE); the event officially welcomed and congratulated the first women to embark on the programme.
 
Participants of the programme will experience a range of tailored job rotations, hands-on learning as well as professional and technical development opportunities within Air Products, a company that is delivering and executing world-scale, ground-breaking industrial gases projects that will literally and figuratively energise and change the world for future generations.
 
A new path
Commenting on the launch, Dr Samir J Serhan, Chief Operating Officer, Air Products, said: "Through FETA we are pioneering a new path of learning for female engineers and technicians. This programme will help shape their futures as they become part of a world-leading industrial gases company, working on some of the most innovative, forward looking, projects of our time – projects that are making history by helping to solve significant energy and environmental challenges."  
 
"The National transformation programme 2020 will accelerate the empowerment of women and strengthen their position in society. FETA is in line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, and the advancement of women in leadership roles," added Fahad Saad Alzuabi, Resettlement Programme Manager in the Eastern Province.
 
Opportunity to compete
"One of the Saudi Council Engineers' objectives is to support the FETA programme. SCE plans to offer engineering training programmes and initiatives to Saudi female talents and to reaffirm existing skills and knowledge amongst trainees and increase their productivity. This will also provide them with the opportunity to compete and gain a better access in the engineering sector. We believe that Saudi female engineers will play a significant role in making vision 2030 a reality," commented Abdulnasser Saif Al-Abdullatef, Secretary-general of the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE).
 
In parallel with the launch of FETA, Air Products also announced its latest investment and commitment to the kingdom and Vision 2030, by making a financial contribution to Education For Employment, the leading non-profit organisation connecting youth in the Middle East and North Africa to the world of work. 
 
EFE places special importance on women's social and economic inclusion in Saudi Arabia and across the Mena region to help close the staggering employment gap, where one in four youth cannot find a job.-- TradeArabia News Service
 



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