Al Khaleej Training and Education Joins Forces with SAP to Empower Unemployed

2nd Chance Education Program Set to Provide Individuals with Valuable Skills and Employment Opportunities

RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaSAP today announced that Al Khaleej Training and Education has become the first official partner of an innovative program to support unemployed talent.

The 2nd Chance Education Program aims to identify and reskill individuals across the region, before helping them find new job opportunities. In particular, program participants have the opportunity to gain an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) SAP consultant certification relevant to a host of industries.

“Saudi Arabia is full of talented individuals that are out of work for a variety of reasons,” said Dr. Hatem A. Aldayaan, Senior Vice President, Al Khaleej Training and Education.

“It is absolutely vital that we do not let this resource go to waste, and the 2nd Chance Education Program is a powerful medium to ensure that does not happen. SAP is a world-class company with a set of solutions and services that are increasingly in-demand. By combining this expertise with our own long-standing training track-record, we can equip significant numbers with the skills and determination needed to succeed in the job market. This is not only good for the prospects of individuals, but also the prosperity of entire industries across the Kingdom.”

With over 4,000 employees, Al Khaleej Training and Education is one of the region’s leading training and development entities. The company deals with 2,500 companies and over 50.000 individual clients on an annual basis.

Based on a highly successful initiative in Germany, SAP’s 2nd Chance Education Program is delivered by partners in line with local employment legislation.

“The 2nd Chance Education Program is a proven system to help talented individuals realize their true potential,” said Marita Mitschein, SAP Training & Development Institute Managing Director and Growth Plan Lead for SAP Middle East & North Africa.

“With its leadership, resources and record of achievement, Al Khaleej Training and Education is an ideal partner to help deliver immediate results. We are delighted to begin what promises to be a hugely successful union.”

SAP’s 2nd Chance Education Program is one of many SAP training and development initiatives rapidly increasing in both scope and influence. Others include the three-month SAP Young Professional program for young graduates, and the University Alliances Program, which now encompasses 3,000 students across 67 universities in the region.

About Al Khaleej Training and Education
Khaleej Training and Education were established in 1993 and have been continually working on conveying the international experiences with a domestic vision to the local market. Al Khaleej Training and Education is a joint stock company with a paid up capital of SR 300,000,000 and had a presence in more than 80 centers, a professional call center services and international schools.

Al Khaleej Training and Education is a leading company in training and education with a highly qualified cadre of employees exceeding 4000 employees who work according to a unified framework to achieve our goals. We aim at offering training and educational solutions to all our clients and investing in the educational field such as establishing international and private schools, managing the university preparatory year and providing professional call center services to major companies.

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