Abdul Latif Jameel Logistics participates in the launch of Saudi Logistics Academy to develop young talent in Saudi Arabia
Photo caption: (back row, left to right) HE Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and HE Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics Services with (front row) HE Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Logistics Academy’s launch and of the Public Transport Authority (right), and Eng. Faisal S. Al Samannoudi, Vice Chairman & CEO, Abdul Latif Jameel Enterprises (left) at the launch ceremony in Riyadh. Photo Credit © Bashir Saleh
- The Saudi Logistics Academy in Saudi Arabia has been launched to develop young talent and enable students to take part in various specialized training programs in the logistics sector
- Abdul Latif Jameel Logistics participates as a partner among 11 private sector businesses in the launch that aims to support the goal for Saudi Arabia to become a strategic global logistics hub
The Saudi Logistics Academy – which will train young Saudi Arabian men and women to develop their technical knowledge and skills in the global logistics sector – was recently launched at a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Through local and international partnerships, students will take part in a broad range of specialized global logistics industry training programs as the Academy actively contributes to the consolidation of the country’s position as a recognized strategic global logistics hub.
The Academy will not only prepare Young Saudis through education, but also has the ambition to create employment opportunities. During the launch ceremony, 11 employment agreements were signed with private sector businesses looking to employ over 350 Saudi Arabian men and women.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Logistics Academy’s launch and of the Public Transport Authority, HE Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih , said the Academy’s programs will be available by the beginning of the next semester.
He emphasized that the launch of the Academy is one of a number of key initiatives that support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 under the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program and will also establish and improve the performance of logistics centers across the country.
“With our 75 year heritage, and strong experience in domestic and international logistics, we are proud to support the launch of the Saudi Logistics Academy. The Academy will contribute to securing the Kingdom’s place as a strategic global logistics hub, realizing the National Transport and Logistics Strategy announced by His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
The Academy will target seven core sectors, including: postal logistics services; maritime and ports transport; international trade; shipping and export; over-land transport; e-commerce first/last-mile; warehouse management, and air freight transport.
A comprehensive portfolio of training programs will be offered, including longer programs lasting three or more semesters and leading to a qualification; short courses and remote training programs; international specialized professional certificate programs, and specialized executive programs.
The launch ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of Transport and Logistics Services, HE Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Communications and Information Technology,
HE Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha, Chairman of the Saudi Public Transport Authority, Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih and the governor of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Ahmed bin Fahad Al-Fuhaid.
The beginning of registration will be announced through the website sla.edu.sa.