ISESCO inks deal to train youth
The Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ISESCO) and the Saudi Education and Training Company signed an agreement on Thursday to provide unemployed Arab and Muslim youth with training and new job opportunities.
Zuhair bin Ali Azhar, CEO of the Saudi Education and Training Company, inked the agreement with Ahmed Sayeed, director of external relations and international cooperation at ISESCO, in the presence of Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri, director general of the organization.
The strategic partnership aims to assist Arab and Islamic countries implement educational and training programs to combat unemployment amongst youth.
Azhar said the agreement would pave the way for cooperation with universities in order to assist the 11 million graduates entering the Arab labor market annually.
“Our graduates need serious rehabilitation and training to enter the job market,” he noted, adding, “It is undeniable that our population is increasing, and innovative solutions are required to improve the educational outcome and curb unemployment.”
He indicated that the company is currently developing a number of projects, including electronic libraries with Arabic content, adding that the solution to Arab unemployment lies in strengthening education and training programs for youth.
Sayeed, for his part, reiterated ISESCO’s commitment toward improving education and developing the potential of Muslim youth.