USSaudiForum - Panel 5 - Nahlah al Jubeir - Creating the Workforce for the Future
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The 3rd US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum was held Sep 16-18, 2013, bringing together officials, business people, educators and specialists highlighting the U.S.-Saudi trade relationship and how ...

The 3rd US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum was held Sep 16-18, 2013, bringing together officials, business people, educators and specialists highlighting the U.S.-Saudi trade relationship and how U.S. companies can participate in Saudi Arabia's expansion.

Saudi Arabia is undergoing an extraordinary economic boom. Massive public investment, rapid private-sector growth and new sector initiatives are driving an expansion projected to offer more than $1 trillion in trade and investment opportunities over the next decade.

This panel of distinguished experts highlighted higher education and creating the workforce for the future.

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USSaudiForum - Panel 5 - Nahlah al Jubeir - Creating the Workforce for the Future USSaudiForum - Panel 5 - Nahlah al Jubeir - Creating the Workforce for the Future Presentation Transcript

  • The Center was established in March 2013 to assist Saudi students in broadening their skill sets and deepening their professional experience by:  connecting them with potential internship and training opportunities in the US.  helping them find jobs in the Kingdom with Saudi and international companies.
  •  Number of Graduates in 2013: 7,283  Total Number of Students in the US: 79,574  Average Annual Increase in Number of Students: 32%
  •  Business and Management  Engineering and Engineering Industries  Information Technology
  •  Opportunity for translating classroom learning into practical experience.  Exposure to potential employers before making a final commitment about their future.  Cultural exchange between company employees and Saudi students/graduates.
  •  Access to a large pool of well-educated Saudi students.  Lower overseas training costs of future employees.  Opportunity to know prospective employees before offering permanent employment.  Cultural exchange between company employees and Saudi students/graduates.
  •  Access to a large pool of well-educated Saudi students.  Lower hiring costs.  Decrease in overseas training costs of future employees.
  •  Ads (ccd@sacm.org)  Job Board (www.jobsearch.sacm.org)  Job Fairs (ccd@sacm.org)
  • Examples of Positive Internships and Training Programs
  • Alanoud, a second year software engineer student, was asked to test a software program. Whenever she tried to run the program, it would crash. She was able to find seven bugs that were affecting the program.
  • Jafar worked in business development and performed an analysis of the training market opportunities for a Fortune 100 company. His recommendations were well received by senior leaders across the company.
  • Sally performed research on international leadership competencies. Her research included an assessment of a Fortune 100 company's materials that could be enhanced and various external resources that could be leveraged to make company leaders more effective in conducting international business.
  • A major U.S. company offered summer internships to over 20 students. The following year the company offered employment to most of these students. Students will go through a two-year training program before being assigned to their jobs at the company’s Saudi operations.
  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Center for Career Development 8500 Hilltop Road Fairfax, VA 22031 website: www.sacm.org e-mail: ccd@sacm.org