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MiSK Foundation Academy Empowering Young Leaders

MiSK Foundation Academy Empowering Young Leaders

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 - 14:00
Part of signing memoranda of cooperation during the ceremony
Riyadh- Saleh Al- Zayed
Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK) inaugurated Monday evening the new “MiSK Academy” in an attempt to qualify human cadres for the labor market and achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s national transformation plan and its Vision 2030.

During the ceremony, a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Social Development Bank to empower young leaders.

A seminar on the future of jobs in the national economy was also held during the event.

Changes in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution include artificial intelligence systems, large data, robots, and other methods that have begun to change the nature and models of business economics, said Dr. Mohammed al-Issa, chairman of the board of directors of the Academy.

The Academy targets empowering young leaders in the challenges facing the Saudi market, such as economic change that requires new skills, and the gap in Saudi public sector bodies in terms of required skills.

Its strategy includes forging partnerships with the world's largest educational institutions, focusing on required skills in the labor market.

It aims at rehabilitating 9,000 students by the end of this year, in addition to introducing a new model in career education and young leadership development as an extension of MiSK’s approach to the ever-increasing efforts of human capital in the fields of technology, digital media and leadership development in Saudi Arabia.

CEO of MiSK Academy Eng. Omar al-Najjar, for his part, said that since its launch in March 2018, the Academy has sought to support youth and provide them with skills and knowledge to have greater achievements in the future, serving the Kingdom’s approaches and commitment to implement its vision 2030.

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