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Saudi’s STC, MCIT pen pact to create skilled tech workers

The Saudi Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, and incumbent telco STC signed a memorandum of understanding to train 800 Saudi graduate students to qualify them for qualitative jobs that require high skills in the communication and IT sector. 

The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Abdullah Alsawaha, Minister of CIT, and Dr.Khaled Biyari, STC Group CEO. It aims to enhance co-operation between the two parties to develop Saudi talents and achieve objectives of the National Transformation Program 2020 and Vision 2030.

Deputy Minister of planning and development Dr. Mohammad Almushaigh, and STC HR VP, Ahmed Alghamdi signed the agreement, which includes a training programme in Riyadh for four years in many domains in the ICT sector. The training is targeting those who meet the requirements of Saudi graduates from local and foreign universities. The agreement aligns with both parties’ strategy to enhance capabilities in ICT. The Ministry put a complete scenario for the beneficiaries of the initiatives and divided them into three categories: users, professionals, and experts.

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