LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, organized virtual training sessions for more than 54,000 students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, covering a wide range of topics to help them build their personal, professional and brand profiles, while building a deeper understanding of the current job market.The training sessions lasted for three months and were conducted in cooperation with the “Authority for the Care of Persons with Disabilities”, the “Ministry of Communications and Information Technology” and “Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University.”
In line with the goals of the “Kingdom’s Vision 2030”, to provide opportunities for the Kingdom’s youth through developing the specific and required skills, “LinkedIn” organized a series of sessions on the importance and how to build a professional profile, specialized consultations on job interviews, and tips for using the LinkedIn platform and enhancing attendance on the platform that It currently has more than 4 million active users in the Kingdom.
Keep up with the future
“Young people between the ages of 15 and 34 in Saudi Arabia make up the largest population segment in the country,” said Ali Matar, president of LinkedIn in the Middle East, Africa and emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. And based on our keenness to play our role in supporting the recovery and growth of the economy, and because we at LinkedIn are aware of the importance of preparing and qualifying youth for the future of the rapidly developing labor market led by the demand for new skills, we have worked during the past months in cooperation with our partners to provide the new generation of national competencies that will lead the paths of development. In the Kingdom with the skills that enable them to keep pace with the requirements of the future with the necessary knowledge and experience.
All training sessions from “LinkedIn” were conducted via the Internet in both Arabic and English, to enhance access to the largest possible segment of youth in cooperation with the Authority for the Care of Persons with Disabilities, while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is keen to empower this social group with special needs in education and provide them with job opportunities that It helps them achieve their independence and their effective integration into society.
Commenting on the initiative, Reem Al Harbi, president of LinkedIn in Saudi Arabia, said: “We are proud of the impact the training program has had. The ability to effect change, big or small, in the professional lives of more than 54,000 Saudi students and youth in a three-month period is a qualitative step towards further development. We have developed these online sessions with the help of specialized experts to train and empower our youth, who are the future engine of our economy. ”
LinkedIn has finally released, a beta global version of the Career Explorer tool. This interactive tool helps job seekers find new job opportunities and identify additional skills they may need. LinkedIn also offers its members more than 1,000 hours of free courses so they can equip themselves with vital skills for the jobs that are most in demand. So far, more than 13 million people have benefited from the digital skills developed by the free learning courses on LinkedIn and Microsoft.