The Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF), Eng. Ahmed Al-Rajhi, and Minister of Education Yousef Al-Benyan, have together launched the Vocational Guidance and Counselling Initiative in Saudi schools.
This initiative, which is overseen by HADAF, in partnership with education departments in various regions and governorates across the Kingdom, is aimed at aligning educational outcomes with labour market necessities and allowing students to find out about existing and future skills and requirements that are crucial for the employment marketplace.
“Vocational guidance and counselling is a major requirement in the labour market”
HADAF’s Director General Turki Aljawini, commented: “Vocational guidance and counselling is a major requirement in the labour market, and this initiative comes after the launch of the ‘Vocational Guidance in Universities’ initiative in cooperation with 67 universities, colleges and institutes across the Kingdom in August last year.”