Chalhoub Group, a Dubai-based luxury retailer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University to bridge the gap between academia and industry and enhance the luxury retail sector.
This collaboration aligns with the Group’s goals of increasing youth employability and career prospects in the Kingdom through sector-related seminars and mentorship training to improve skills and foster career progression in the fashion industry.
Mohammad Aldabbagh, Deputy Country manager of Saudi Arabia at Chalhoub Group, said: “Chalhoub Group is dedicated to driving nationalisation, nurturing talent development, advancing youth employability, and developing exciting platforms to promote youth education in the retail and fashion sectors. This partnership supports our commitment to the Kingdom in developing talent and supporting bright talents throughout their career journeys.”
Chalhoub Group is going to work closely with the University to create a fashion curriculum that meets the increasing needs of both the region’s and global fashion industries.
“This partnership with Chalhoub Group will provide our students and graduates with invaluable knowledge and experiences through new internships, training and career openings”
Dean of the Research and Consulting Institute at King Abdulaziz University, Dr Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, explained: “At King Abdulaziz University, we are committed to helping our students excel in their careers following their graduation. This partnership with Chalhoub Group will provide our students and graduates with invaluable knowledge and experiences through new internships, training and career openings as well as event and networking opportunities. This is designed to enhance our students’ technical and soft skills and prepare them for successful careers in the industry over the long term.”
Earlier this year, as part of its support for career development amongst Saudi youth, Chalhoub Group launched its ‘My Bold Future’ campaign to highlight limitless career opportunities for the new generation of Saudis in the retail sector.