Education For Employment-Saudi Arabia recently partnered with U.S.-based multinational corporation Cummins Inc., to promote economic inclusion and ensure that marginalized women have equitable access to the resources and networks of support needed to kick start their professional careers.
Through this partnership, EFE-Saudi Arabia will target 35 unemployed and underprivileged Saudi women between the ages of 18 to 30, and provide them with soft and technical skills development, job training and placement for entry-level positions in a range of high-impact industries dominating national growth initiatives. Graduates of the program will also join EFE’s expansive alumni network and accompanying activities for continued learning and long-term job sustainability.
“We are very pleased to partner with Cummins in Saudi Arabia to enable Saudi female youth to reach their potential and compete in growing sectors, in alignment with Saudi vision 2030. The partnership aims to increase female participation in the workforce, by upskilling 35 Saudi female youth and connecting them to the job market. The skills that female youth will acquire are based on a proven model that has enabled EFE in Saudi to connect over 8,000 youth to the world of work, 52% of which are Saudi females. We look forward to an impactful partnership between EFE-Saudi and Cummins” – Abdullah Al Ghamdi, EFE-Saudi Arabia CEO.
“Through the implementation of its Cummins Powers Women strategic program, Cummins has been of the forefront of the empowerment of women and girls around the world. As such, we are pleased to have partnered with EFE-Saudi Arabia on this aligned initiative designed to upskill unemployed and underprivileged Saudi women. Ultimately, with EFE-Saudi Arabia, we are hoping to achieve great results and impact for these ladies and their respective communities”. Christian Ndomba, Corporate Responsibility Leader, Cummins Africa Middle East.
About EFE-Saudi Arabia:
EFE-Saudi Arabia publicly launched in 2017 to provide underprivileged and unemployed young Saudi women and men with demand-driven training directly linked to economic opportunities. Its establishment was guided by a private sector advisory committee along with seed funding and incubation from leading Saudi Arabian companies and foundations.
About Cummins Inc.:
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment, and equality of opportunity.