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The Center was established in March 2013 to
assist Saudi students in broadening their skill
sets and deepening their profe...
 Number of Graduates in 2013: 7,283
 Total Number of Students in the US: 79,574
 Average Annual Increase in Number of S...
 Business and Management
 Engineering and Engineering Industries
 Information Technology
 Opportunity for translating classroom learning
into practical experience.
 Exposure to potential employers before makin...
 Access to a large pool of well-educated Saudi
students.
 Lower overseas training costs of future employees.
 Opportuni...
 Access to a large pool of well-educated Saudi
students.
 Lower hiring costs.
 Decrease in overseas training costs of f...
 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 prog...
Jafar worked in business development and
performed an analysis of the training market
opportunities for a Fortune 100 comp...
Sally performed research on international
leadership competencies. Her research included
an assessment of a Fortune 100 co...
A major U.S. company offered summer
internships to over 20 students. The following
year the company offered employment to ...
Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
Center for Career Development
8500 Hilltop Road
Fairfax, VA 22031
website: www.sacm.org
e-m...
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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 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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  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2.  Number of Graduates in 2013: 7,283  Total Number of Students in the US: 79,574  Average Annual Increase in Number of Students: 32%
  3. 3.  Business and Management  Engineering and Engineering Industries  Information Technology
  4. 4.  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.
  5. 5.  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.
  6. 6.  Access to a large pool of well-educated Saudi students.  Lower hiring costs.  Decrease in overseas training costs of future employees.
  7. 7.  Ads (ccd@sacm.org)  Job Board (www.jobsearch.sacm.org)  Job Fairs (ccd@sacm.org)
  8. 8. Examples of Positive Internships and Training Programs
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Center for Career Development 8500 Hilltop Road Fairfax, VA 22031 website: www.sacm.org e-mail: ccd@sacm.org
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