260 Saudi youth complete Shell training
Riyadh, October 2, 2013
About 260 Saudi youth completed the Shell enterprise training programme ‘Intilaaqah’ in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
The ceremony to mark the achievement took place at Prince Sultan Centre for Science and Technology (Scitech).
Patrick Van Daele, Shell’s country chairman, Saudi Arabia, explained the history and the objectives of Intilaaqah in Saudi Arabia and elaborated on Shell’s commitment to develop young Saudis.
"We have a shared responsibility to promote employment opportunities for young people, and we are very pleased that our partnership excellence with different governmental and private organisations in the Eastern Province has allowed us to deliver several training Intilaaqah courses," he said.
Nawaf Al Musra, Shell’s social investment manager, said “The programme helps young men and women develop the idea and the structures for a viable business. Shell’s statistics show that 15 per cent of the programme graduates were able to create very successful and stable small enterprises, and each year this number is raising.” - TradeArabia News Service