The Saudi General Authority for Military Industries in Riyadh launched recently the manpower strategy in the military and defense industries sector in the Kingdom, in the presence of some ministers and officials from the government and private sectors.
The Governor of the Authority, Eng. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali, valued the great care and support that the military and defense industries sector enjoys in the Kingdom.
He thanked His Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Military Industries, praising the efforts of the members of the Authority’s Board of Directors.
Al-Ohali pointed out that the strategy came intending to enable and build a stimulating system for the development and empowerment of human cadres, as it was built on the strategy of localizing industries and research in the military industries sector to ensure the readiness and sustainability of qualified manpower to achieve the goals of localization of the sector.
This can be done through the development of 3 main programs represented in:-
Educational and training programs, policy and empowerment programs, in addition to guidance and counseling programs developed with the authority’s partners, pointing out that they will contribute to bridging the gap between the skills required in the sector and the outputs of university education and technical and vocational training, by focusing on more than 800 skills required in the sector.
In his speech during the launch of the strategy, the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi, stressed that the presence of Saudis in important sectors such as the military industries sector is a priority because it represents national and strategic security, stressing that no industry can exist without distinguished human resources, and depends on Citizens before bringing in competencies from abroad.
During the dialogue session on the sidelines of launching the manpower strategy for the military industries sector, Eng. Al-Rajhi said that 400,000 Saudi men and women entered the labor market for the first time during the past year 2021, indicating that the total number of Saudi men and women working in the private sector reached 1.95 million, indicating that this number is historic and confirms the serious desire to participate in the economy and the programs of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.