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Sabic backs youth empowerment at MiSK forum

RIYADH, November 23, 2018

Sabic, a Saudi diversified manufacturing company, participated as an exclusive innovation and knowledge partner in the recently concluded MiSK forum in support of youth empowerment in Riyadh.

Sabic joined global leaders, representatives from the public and private sectors, international and local media, and thousands of students from Saudi Arabia and around the world in support of redefining what young people must do to future-proof themselves with 21st century skills.

The MiSK Global Forum is an ongoing platform that brings young leaders, creators and thinkers together with established global innovators to explore experience and experiment with ways to meet the challenge of change. The theme of this year’s MiSK Global Forum was “The Skills for our Tomorrow” and focused on 5 key skills—novel thinking, social intelligence, judgment & decision-making, adaptability & resilience and initiative & self-direction.

Abdulaziz Al-Oudan, executive vice president, Corporate Human Resources, Sabic, participating at a Future Global Skills Panel said: “Sabic’s transformation in workforce development is advancing Vision 2030 objectives through its focus on preparing the next generations with the right skills for the future. We want to ensure that they are not only able to compete in an evolving job market, but to solidify their place as an essential part of it.”

“Sabic is an industry leader whose success rests on the shoulders of its employees. We are dedicated to creating a positive and lasting impact around the subjects of novel thinking and adjusting to the human-machine partnership while inspiring one another to continue to develop competencies for tomorrow,” he added.

During the Forum Sabic signs MOU with the MiSK Foundation in an effort to spearhead cooperation to continue to elevate levels of education, innovation and environmental sustainability. The collaboration underscores Sabic's commitment to social responsibility for Saudi citizens in general and the youth sector in particular, driving and enabling the right mix of skills for a better tomorrow.

Sabic Also took part in the Lab Experience portion of the forum where Saudi students showcased the prototypes they built as part of the Sabic Summer Innovation Program. In total, Saudi students created 123 innovative projects in areas ranging from mobile applications to renewable energy and smart home systems (IOT). This is one example of how Sabic is providing opportunities to stimulate constructive communication among inventors and innovators in the Kingdom and how it is preparing future scientists and business leaders to ascend the value chain. – TradeArabia News Service

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