SABIC, in cooperation with the High Institute for Elastomer Industries (HIEI) in Yanbu, signed an agreement to implement a training-based employment programme for 200 Saudi nationals.
The strategy is a part of SABIC’s effort to support local content and develop local resources in the industrial sector. The programme is expected to qualify as many as 200 Saudi nationals for local positions.
Through Muahal program of the national initiative (Nusaned), SABIC will cooperate with HIEI to train 200 nationals to fill machinery maintenance and operation jobs within its companies.
SABIC will also sponsor two-year training programmes at HIEI through workshops on SABIC values and ethics, intellectual property rights and the power of innovation, which will contribute to enhancing the skills and knowledge of the trainees to meet the requirements and needs of the local labour market.
HIEI was established in 2008 under a cooperation agreement signed by the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training, Yanpet, a SABIC affiliate, and ExxonMobil Corp., in order to enhance economic diversification through the qualification of the national workforce to fill operational and technical positions in elastic and manufacturing industries.