- Over 430 graduates to find employment opportunities within Red Sea Global and its operational partners at The Red Sea destination.
- Partnership with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) fuels success.
- Honored presence of His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, the Governor of Jeddah.
Red Sea Global (RSG), the visionary developer shaping the regenerative tourism marvels of Amaala and The Red Sea, proudly hosted the commencement ceremony for the inaugural batch of students who triumphantly completed the Red Sea Vocational Training Program. The program, delivered in collaboration with King Abdulaziz University, received a distinguished audience, graced by His Highness Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi, the Governor of Jeddah.
This milestone is part of an accord between RSG, HRDF, and educational institutions to furnish young Saudi talents with industry-relevant skills, thus channeling them towards rewarding employment opportunities within the extensive Red Sea Global ecosystem. “Today marks the celebration of the ‘Tourism Generation’, a group of outstanding national talents who are not just graduates, but pioneers in the tourism field of the Kingdom. Their achievement coincides with the imminent launch of our inaugural resorts at The Red Sea, including Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea, St. Regis Red Sea Resort, and Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Additionally, we are preparing to open the Red Sea International airport for domestic flights in the near future,”
The Red Sea Vocational Training Program underscores a fundamental commitment of RSG: nurturing a skilled local workforce, fostering a sustainable and resilient tourism sector, and positioning Saudi Arabia on the world tourism stage. Spanning 21 months, the program offers comprehensive tracks in Hospitality, Tourism Security, and Information Technology. The recent graduation saw 430 students awarded diplomas across these domains. Graduates are now poised to contribute to RSG, its subsidiaries, or global operators associated with its destination projects.
This initiative joins a string of programs initiated by RSG to pave the way for Saudi youth to engage with the transformative tourism sector, thereby aligning with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Director General of HRDF, Turki Al-Jawini, lauded the partnership with RSG, highlighting the success of the ‘Tourism Generation’ and the program's ability to offer training in renewable energy, airport services, hospitality, and technology. He also announced plans to extend the partnership to benefit 1,500 Saudi men and women, covering a diverse range of fields and projects. This expansion aims to strengthen RSG's workforce and contribute to the broader tourism sector.
Eng. Ahmad Darwish, Chief Administrative Officer of RSG, shared his delight at this achievement, emphasizing its alignment with RSG’s values of training and qualifying Saudi talent in sustainable tourism. He noted that these graduates are joining the unveiling of The Red Sea’s first phase, featuring innovative luxury resorts, captivating natural landscapes, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters.
“The collaborative efforts of HRDF have played a key role in the success of the Red Sea Vocational Training Program, with their leadership team committed to qualifying young Saudis to join a rapidly expanding sector and share in this national success story, which is central to the Vision 2030 roadmap. For our organization, such an achievement motivates us to launch more educational and training programs, delivering courses that will attract even more talent from around the Kingdom to join us on our journey, and we look forward to sharing details of these additional opportunities very soon,”
As a driving force behind Saudi’s Vision 2030, RSG is driving economic diversification and empowering local talents within the burgeoning tourism sector. With the potential to create 70,000 job opportunities through The Red Sea’s development, RSG is solidifying Saudi’s status as a prominent global tourism destination. Upon its full completion by 2030, The Red Sea will boast 50 hotels with up to 8,000 rooms, along with residential properties, villas, and the remarkable Red Sea International airport.