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Work Affairs Agency

Work Affairs Agency

Short Brief about the Agency

Work Affairs Agency (Skills and Training) is affiliated, in administrative aspect, to the Deputy Minister for Labor Sector. The Agency is concerned with developing and leading initiatives and programs and forming the necessary policies and strategies regarding skills, professions and productivity in private sector establishments through leading partnerships with sectors and relevant authorities, to keep pace with rapid and continuous changes, address challenges and achieve integration in various fields of work to raise the efficiency of the Saudi labor market.

Agency Goals:

Developing skills strategies in labor market.

Establishing and operating the sectoral councils for skills in partnership with the relevant authorities.

Motivating and following up training and raising skills.

Supporting and improving productivity.

empowering the career development.

Planning professions and skills.

Supporting rehabilitation and training of Saudis.

Developing the national professional standards.

Reviewing and developing work policies and legislation for skills and training.

Agency Programs and Initiatives:

Skills Strategy Initiative

Riyadh Behavioral Methodologies Center Initiative

Riyadh Behavioral Methodologies Center Program

Project of Behavioral and Experience and Interventions of Riyadh Behavioral Methodologies Center

Initiative for Professions Planning and Developing Professional Standards and Skills System that aim at:

Project of Sectoral Councils for Skills

Project of National Professional Standards

Initiative for Paid Training Coupons for Individuals

Skills Accelerator Initiative

The National Program to Stimulate the Private Sector for Training Initiative

Recruitment System Initiative

Professional Verification Project

Companies Incentives Project

Project for Developing Productivity Indicators and Wages System

Project of Technical Support with the International Bank

Training Indicators Project


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