Samsung Saudi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation's Misk Academy at the Misk Global Forum conducted in Riyadh. The agreement was signed by Jae Won Jang, Chief Financial Officer of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Eng. Omar Al-Najjar, Chief Executive Officer of Misk Academy.

The MoU is to enable young Saudis to acquire advanced academic skills to help them develop their careers and raise the level of competencies in the Kingdom and support their employment and growth in the future based on technology.

Samsung Saudi - Misk AcademyMoU

The Samsung Innovation Campus will be launched in early 2020 and will provide a series of initiatives to equip young people between the ages of 18 and 25 with technical skills, with over 240 hours of immersive training. The initiative reflects Samsung's vision of enabling young people to access the technology-based labor market. Samsung will provide the necessary training and will choose the Academy to hold students who will participate in the workshops and provide them with training facilities.

Samsung Innovation Campus aims to bridge the gap in local skills with advanced technologies, accelerate the pace of digital transformation in the Kingdom and contribute to the Kingdom's leadership vision towards building a knowledge economy in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and the National Transformation 2020 program.

Jae Won Jang, Chief Financial Officer of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, said;
Samsung's Global Citizenship Program aims to empower young people with future skills and practical learning to understand the technologies that will shape their future and enrich sustainable growth in the world. In Saudi Arabia, in cooperation with the Misk Academy, developing local competencies in a vital sector of the Kingdom and the Arab region, this is the beginning of further cooperation towards the realization of the human capacity development program in the Kingdom's Vision 2030 which aims to improve Zawmh education and training, and to provide continuous training to reach global levels. This will bring the program comprehensiveness, quality, flexibility and service of many segments of society to enhance the leadership of the Kingdom of regional and international competitiveness.
Eng. Omar Al-Najjar, CEO of Misk Academy, said:
The Academy seeks to empower Saudi youth towards a leading future in all fields. This agreement comes with one of the largest global companies, Samsung, within the framework of educational and practical technology aimed at creating a generation Complies with Saudi Vision 2030 standards and skills.