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Bahri signs training services agreement with NMA

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Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has announced inking a training services agreement with the National Maritime Academy (NMA) to train and upskill the Saudi youth in the maritime sector. The agreement further consolidates Bahri’s prominent role in local talent development in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.

The agreement was inked in Bahri’s headquarters in Riyadh. Bahri was rep-resented by its CEO Eng. Abdullah Aldubaikhi, while NMA was represented by its Managing Director Capt. Turki Alshihri, in the presence of high-profile executives from both parties.

“The co-operation with NMA was driven by the academy’s experience in the field of human resources development,” said Bahri’s CEO Eng. Aldubaikhi, noting that this extensive experience allows for providing training programmes that guarantee achieving remarkable results that meet Bahri’s expectations.

“Bahri devotes considerable attention to training the Saudi youth and devel-oping their skills and competencies in the maritime sector, with the aim of promoting the maritime sector in Saudi Arabia in line with the Saudi Vision 2030,” Eng. Aldubaikhi confirmed.

Capt. Turki Alshihri, NMA Managing Director, expressed his pleasure with the cooperation with a global leading company such as Bahri. “This agreement plays an essential role in promoting the scientific, professional, and vocational levels of the Saudi youth, and establishes a culture of training, upskilling, and continuous development among youth and corporate employees, Capt. Alshihri confirmed. “NMA offers fully integrated advanced and well-proven training programs that bridge the gap in skills in the maritime sector and prepare highly qualified ‘job-ready’ talent pool,” he noted.

Under the agreement, NMA shall provide the training programmes in its training facility in Al Jubail, or any other NMA’s approved academy/training institute in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NMA shall also provide the training utilising all the required curriculum, instructional technology, and equipment to carry out the programs effectively throughout the three-year training period. The programmes will cover the academic and vocational training for maritime trades stated in the agreement.

According to the agreement, Bahri shall commit to signing full-time employment contracts with the sponsored trainees before commencing the programme. The successful completion of the programmes will be a basic requirement for the employment contract between Bahri and the trainees.

NMA is a non-profit national training academy that delivers world-class theoretical and practical training, and related professional services in the maritime sector. NMA is mandated with developing the knowledge and competencies of the Saudi Youth and equipping them with market relevant skills for the shipbuilding and repair, nautical science, marine engineering, and maritime employment. NMA’s programmes are supported by the Saudi Hu-man Resources Development Fund (also known as Hadaf of HRDF) and approved by the Transport General Authority (TGA) and UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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