To develop Saudi cadres in the ICT sector
Ministry of CIT organizes workshop for private-sector companies
Within preparations for the launch of digital initiatives in the first quarter of 2018, which require national cadres with high technical capabilities, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology recently organized a workshop entitled "Development of Saudi cadres in the ICT sector." The workshop was attended by representatives from a group of private-sector companies with the highest percentages in employing talented and competent Saudis.
The workshop was organized within MCIT’s efforts to enhance joint collaboration with the private sector with a view to discuss ways of developing and upgrading the digital skills of national cadres in order to ensure the successful implementation of MCIT’s digital initiatives to be launched next year. It reviewed the innovative solutions that would implement the best practices in the development of digital skills for technical workers in the private sector.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Mushaiqeh, Deputy Minister for Planning and Development, pointed out that MCIT is keen to strengthen collaboration with the private sector to develop the skills of the national cadres in the ICT sector so as to engage in the work to contribute to the further development of the kingdom by its citizens, thus accelerating the efforts of digital transformation and achieving comprehensive and sustainable development of the national economy in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
Dr. Al-Mushaiqeh discussed with the audience the difficulties and challenges faced by the private-sector companies in providing the training programs necessary for the qualification of national cadres, in addition to the opportunities for joint work through which MCIT can help the private-sector companies to develop programs and mechanisms that enable them to qualify national cadres to be the cornerstone for the growth of the digital economy.
Eng. Fares Al-Saqaabi, Director of Digital Content at MCIT, gave a presentation about the technical initiatives currently under way, which will be launched in the first quarter of 2018, as well as the important role of the private sector in implementing them. He also reviewed ways to build digital capacities in modern technologies such as Internet of things and cloud computing, in addition to many other technologies.
The workshop was attended by over 10 major companies, including Saudi Aramco, STC, SABIC, Saudi Electricity Company, Schlumberger, Mobily, Elm, Nokia, Zain, Huawei and MiSK Academy.