Saudi launches initiative to train young nationals in key sectors

Plan hopes to prepare more youth for the job market in the kingdom
The precise sectors will be localised and based on data from the Ministry of Labour on which have a clear a shortage of Saudis,
By Eddie Taylor
Wed 21 Feb 2018 08:20 AM

The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) is set to launch a major campaign aimed at training and qualifying young Saudis for work in certain industries.

The precise sectors will be localised and based on data from the Ministry of Labour on which have a clear a shortage of Saudis, Al Watan newspaper  reported.

Mansoor Bin Abdullah Al Shathri, chairman of human resources and the labour market committee at RCCI, said via a statement that the scheme will be facilitated through a partnership with a number of public-sector companies, and will include training courses for job seekers to meet the necessary requirements.

“Hundreds of thousands of opportunities will be available to Saudi nationals with the implementation of the decision to nationalise jobs in 12 business sectors early next year,” Al Shathri said.

Al Shathri confirmed that the Riyadh Chamber would support all efforts by businessmen to Saudi-ise jobs in their outlets. A training and employment campaign will be organised for each business sector in conjunction with specialised training packages for every job. The job seekers will then be enrolled in training courses.

According to the statement, the chamber had formed a team to launch the campaign and also convened several meetings with large companies in order to prepare the training curricula for any applicants requiring it.

Al Shathri also called on all establishments and institutions to communicate with the chamber to participate in the training and recruitment campaigns for job seekers, and to benefit from the free services offered by the Training and Employment Centre in the Chamber.

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Last Updated: Wed 21 Feb 2018 08:18 AM GST

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