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MENA Watch: Oracle to provide AI training to 50,000 Saudi citizens

According to Oracle, Local talent will receive training and certification in the newest cloud-powered digital technologies

Oracle is scheduled to provide artificial intelligence training to 50,000 Saudi citizens, under a programme run by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and in partnership with Future Work.

Local talent will receive training and certification in the newest cloud-powered digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the Internet of Things, under the Mostaqbali programme, according to Gary Miller, executive vice president and customer success officer at Oracle.

Speaking to Arab News on the fringes of the Global Labour Market Conference in Riyadh, he declared that the multi-year learning programme would be available to all Saudi citizens in order to increase employment prospects locally and support regional companies in accelerating digital transformations by providing them with easily accessible local talent.

The executive stated that Vision 2030 endeavours to guarantee that Saudi youth possess the necessary technological skills to guarantee their employability, with a particular emphasis on the digital economy.

According to Miller, the Kingdom’s digital transformation and the creation of a digital economy are the main goals of Vision 2030. The executive stated that many young people are interested in pursuing careers in this area, and employers are looking for candidates who possess the requisite skills.

“We think younger people and women will be attracted. This programme, Future Work, is going to actually provide a starter list of people that are looking for these kinds of careers. So that will start the pipeline. We want to create a whole pipeline of, you know, training people, sharing their capabilities with companies and partners and really making that match so that when people that go through this programme start work, they hit the ground running, they don’t need for the training and they can contribute to those companies in this digital economy,” Miller said.

The vice president pointed out that the major objective is to develop Saudi nationals’ youthful talent and potential for leadership within the Kingdom.

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