Kuwait- 3/23/08 The Deputy Prime Minister of State for
Cabinet Affairs Manpower & Government Restructuring Program signed a
memorandum of understanding with Jusoor Arabiya, a leadership and
consultancy center, for the training of 3000 Kuwaitis in order to better
prepare them for the workforce in the private sector (The employability
Program). Hind Al-Subeeh, General Director of the program singed this
memorandum in conjunction with the President of Jusoor, Dr. Shafeeq Ghabra.
The memorandum states the research and steps that will
be needed to determine the needs of the market and this will be in
collaboration with the International youth Foundation, U.S.A. The study and
the need assessment will better equip the program to determine the strategy
that is needed, including the communication, marketing strategy, training
programs, underdeveloped skills, censorship, evaluation and the size of the
employment market in general.
Jusoor Arabiya and the International Youth Foundation
will shape the program towards the needs that the restructuring program and
Jusoor deem necessary as well as the creativity that can be brought about
from such a program. This in turn will help identify the challenges that
youth encounter in the workforce before actually entering. Another important
goal of the restructuring program is to form an alliance between the
government, private sector and the educational sector.
The memorandum also notes that in general, the
implementation, creativity, technology and administration will be met by
worldwide companies such as General Electric and Caterpillar who are leaders
in Corporate Social Responsibility.
After the signing Dr. Shafeeq Ghabra stated: “This
program represents a huge initiative to cooperate with issues that concern
the young at work in the private sector and also will raise the standards of
the capabilities that can lead to success in the workplace.”
Dr. Ghabra added that the program has a number of
stages and elements and can’t just be based on one scheme. The program must
go through a variety of phases like it did in Latin American and East Europe
where it went in a fifteen year process led by the International Youth
Foundation who will also be involved in the program in Kuwait.
Dr. Ghabra also said that the program will identify and
meet the needs of those involved and will also provide them with
experiential training which is a new concept and one that is highly needed
in order to deal with life situations and in order to develop ones self. The
program will also focus on work skills, knowledge in the workforce, general
workplace and the markets needs. The program will be brought forth by an
alliance between the government who is already been represented by The
Deputy Prime Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Manpower & Government
Restructuring Program and by the Private Sector, represented by Jusoor
Arabiya and an alliance of top companies in the private sector who want to
engage in this vital program.
Dr. Ghabra ended the signing ceremony by saying: “I
can’t express the magnitude of this program enough and the actual need to
fix this deep problem we have in the private sector, one that needs to be
addressed in high spirits.”