Under the Patronage of His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, HE Dr. Mosleh bin Hamed Al-Otaibi, CEO of the Royal Commission for Jubail, inaugurated on Monday the opening ceremony of the 1st Jubail Engineering and Technology Education Conference and Exhibition in Jubail Industrial City,Cultural Center Al-Fanateer, with the participation of more than 12 keynote speakers and 30 experts worldwide.
On his speech, Dr. Mosleh imparted the significant role played by the Royal Commission in supporting all areas of development in the Kingdom particularly in Jubail Industrial City, the largest concentration of petrochemical in the world, especially focusing on education, scientific research and technical education thereby building the most important pillars of development, whether economic or human.
“We are keen on the Royal Commission’s ongoing communication between colleagues, researchers and experts from different universities that everyone can benefit from the meetings and insights in order to achieve the objectives and plans for secondary education, specifically”, Dr. Otaibi said. He further stressed that the development of education has no end, as Royal Commission is constantly updating its plans to expand and accommodate more Saudi youths to prepare them for the labor market with excellence and merit.
While GM of Colleges and Institutes and the Organizing Committee Chairman, Dr. Ali Hassan Assir, reiterated during the opening ceremony the important role of engineering education and investment in technological knowledge which will turn into a strong economy, as it would transfer the entire society to a knowledge society, and will facilitate the transfer of expertise and experiences between States, which will eventually reflect positively on national development plan, and ensures competencies to provide outstanding scientific and technological expertise task, and will contribute to the preparation and creation of administrative and technical leadership in all areas, thereby driving sustainable development according to the National Strategic Plan of the Kingdom.
“As the engineering and technological education faces significant challenges, this conference will provide platform for addressing difficulty of attracting labor market for human resources trained, enhancing their capabilities with the rapid developments of modern technology, as well as matching graduates of engineering and technology with the needs of industry and the labor market. Moreover, this conference aims to bridge the gap between the outputs of engineering education and technology we need with the industry and the labor market, which ensures providing the graduates with labor market requirements without the need for training and rehabilitation of human and material resources” said Dr. Asiri.
Sponsors of the conference collectively expressed their appreciation to Royal Commission on their important participation for the organization of the conference as they strongly believe in the importance of promoting and strengthening relationships between the private, public and industrial sectors in achieving sustainable growth and a knowledge economy.
At the closing ceremony, all sponsors were commended at the conference namely: Platinum (Saudi Aramco), Silver (Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery – SASREF), Saudi Consult and Al-Jazirah Engineers and Consultants.