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Saudi Province of Al-Ula Taps into Youth for Tourism Jobs

Remise des diplômes à l’issue du programme préparatoire © Saudi Gazette

Remise des diplômes à l’issue du programme préparatoire © Saudi Gazette

Within the context of Al-Ula’s archaeology site development, the Royal Commission of Al-Ula set up a training program for young apprentices from the region.

168 students just achieved the first Royal Commission for Al-Ula’s preparatory session for tourism, archaeology and heritage related jobs. The 10-week intensive program was held in the framework of partnerships signed with foreign countries for Al-Ula students courses.

This program was supervised by teachers and experts and offered selected students modules to learn English and French, to develop their world knowledge and critical mind, to train them best practices in the world among field visits and cultural activities. This preparatory course aims to give scholarship students keys to success and integration in the countries they will be studying.

French and English lessons

The celebrations for the completion of the session on June 2nd was an opportunity for the Governor of the Commission, Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan al-Saud, to recall the more global objectives: to form a generation able to respond to global demands and challenges of sustainable development, and to empower young people to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitions.
The next program will begin next fall and this time will host 300 students.