Dell Technologies, Aramco, and NITA Collaborate to Empower Saudi Arabia’s Tech Talent

A professional setting featuring representatives from Dell Technologies, Aramco, and the National IT Academy (NITA) signing a collaboration agreement

In a collaborative effort to empower Saudi Arabia’s local talent with advanced science and technology skills, Dell Technologies, Aramco, and the National IT Academy (NITA) have signed a collaboration agreement. This initiative aims to provide Saudi students with advanced training programs and certifications, helping to develop a skilled and employable technology talent pool in the Kingdom.

The agreement was signed by Nabil Al-Nuaim, Senior Vice President of Digital & Information Technology at Aramco; Majed S Al-Ghassab, Executive Director at NITA; and Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President for Central Eastern Europe, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (CEEMETA) at Dell Technologies.

Four-Month-Long Programme

The “ITXcelerate” program, a four-month-long initiative, is designed to equip recent Saudi graduates in computer engineering, computer science, and IT with Dell Proven Professional Certification. The training covers areas such as storage management, data science, and AI, and includes hands-on experience with on-site job shadowing and mentoring opportunities. This immersive program goes beyond theoretical concepts, providing local talent with the skills and knowledge required to excel in today’s data-driven world.

The initiative aligns with Saudi Arabia’s vision to foster a vibrant tech ecosystem and equip its workforce with the necessary skills to contribute to the nation’s technological advancement and economic prosperity. This collaboration signifies a shared commitment to fostering a competent and future-ready IT workforce in Saudi Arabia.

Leadership Comments

Nabil Al-Nuaim highlighted the initiative’s goal: “We collectively seek to elevate the Kingdom’s technological offerings through talent advancement. By investing in the training and certification of local IT talent, we aim to meet industry needs and position Saudi Arabia as a hub of IT innovation and excellence. This agreement underscores our plan to nurture a skilled workforce that will not only contribute to Saudi Vision 2030 but also showcase the nation’s prowess on the international tech landscape.”

Majed S Al-Ghassab emphasized NITA’s role: “As an establishment invested in nurturing Saudi Arabia’s human capital, NITA is committed to raising Saudi graduates’ skill levels through comprehensive training programs, hands-on experiential learning, and strategic industry collaborations. Working with Aramco and Dell on this exciting agreement allows us to leverage their expertise in program management and training delivery to create a valuable learning experience for students. We believe this agreement will help play a crucial role in preparing Saudi Arabia’s emerging talent for success in the dynamic job market and contribute to the nation’s ambitious technology goals.”

Mohammed Amin expressed Dell’s enthusiasm: “We are enthusiastic about collaborating with Aramco and NITA to empower Saudi Arabia’s future IT leaders. Dell has a distinguished track record of actively engaging with local communities and empowering them to build a sustainable cornerstone for tomorrow. By sharing our IT industry expertise and providing practical mentorship and industry certification, we aim to equip Saudi young people with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the ever-evolving tech landscape. This agreement directly aligns with our mission to support the development of a robust and future-proof technology ecosystem in the Kingdom.”

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