Saudi Nationals to Gain Competitive Edge from Global IT Best Practices
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu Industrial College has joined SAP’s global University Alliance Program, boosting job prospects for Saudi Nationals wanting to secure employment in the Kingdom’s increasingly knowledge-based economy.
Students from Yanbu Industrial College will join approximately 150,000 students from 700 tertiary institutions around the world already learning SAP solutions.
“The Kingdom’s IT sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, and skilled IT professionals are needed to help sustain this growth,” commented Dr. Abdulmonem Alzalabani, Department Head, Industrial Management Technonolgy, Yanbu Industrial College. “SAP’s University Alliance program will help our students develop a competitive edge. With proper SAP training, our future generation will possess the right skill sets to become business informatics experts.”
Members of the SAP University Alliance Program are given exclusive access to SAP’s business solutions to use in the classroom, enabling students to put theory to practice through demonstrations, problem-solving, case studies, and research programs. Upon graduation, students will have a sound understanding of how technology can facilitate integrated business processes and strategic thinking and their chances for post-graduate employment are enhanced.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remains a thriving modern economy,” commented Sergio Maccotta, Managing Director, SAP Middle East and North Africa. “SAP is committed to generating a base of workers capable of building an IT infrastructure to support this rapidly expanding economy.”
Through the development of these sought-after skills, SAP believes that graduates from Yanbu Industrial College will be prepared for the Gulf region’s growing modernization and economic diversification, which is creating opportunities for IT services in a range of key industries.
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