King Saud University, Al Rabie Saudi Foods sign MoU to provide training and career growth opportunities to students

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Published May 18th, 2011 - 09:41 GMT
KSU Faculty of Food and Agriculture Sciences and Al Rabie shall provide training and development opportunities to students
KSU Faculty of Food and Agriculture Sciences and Al Rabie shall provide training and development opportunities to students

King Saud University (KSU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co. Ltd. that will provide training and career development opportunities to university students. H.E. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdurrahman Al Othman, KSU Rector and Representative, and Monther Bin Trad Al Harthi, CEO of Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co. Ltd., signed the agreement.

“The private sector plays a pivotal role in sustaining the economic upturn. If the private sector is ignored, it is difficult to develop a well-organized economic growth plan. A genuine partnership based on healthy economic fundamentals between the private sector and government agencies must therefore be developed as part of efforts to establish a strong, diversified and dynamic economy. Sealing this agreement is a step forward in the long-term cooperation between both sectors,” said Al Harthi.

He added, “We are keen to enhance our cooperation with major universities in KSA in order to contribute to the development of the academic sector and to provide opportunities for students to learn more about the agricultural and manufacturing processes. Through this partnership, we are proud to showcase the excellent work environment that we have developed, which is in line with strong reputation and rich history of excellence of both Al Rabie Co. and King Saud University.”

Under the MOU, the KSU Faculty of Food and Agriculture Sciences in Riyadh and Al Rabie Co. shall provide training and development opportunities to students through the Cooperative Education Program. Moreover, through this partnership Al-Rabie Co. and KSU aim to help further strengthen the private and public sector workforce.

Background Information

Al Rabie Saudi Foods

Al Rabie Saudi Foods Co. Ltd. is one of the largest juice manufacturing companies in the Middle East. Our main objective is to manufacture and provide healthy quality products, which meet the consumer’s needs and aspirations, to maintain our position as pioneers and leaders.

Our commitment to the highest international quality standards in all fields - from production and marketing to management - is the main reason why we hold the top position among our consumers and clients.

King Saud University

Establishing Saudi Arabia’s first university was a response to the educational and professional needs of a young nation. Abdulaziz Al-Saud, proclaimed the King in 1932, and began laying the foundations for modernizing his country and establishing an educational system. In 1953, Saud, the eldest son of Abdulaziz, acceded to the throne upon his father's death. He would soon institute the Council of Ministers and establish the Ministry Education.

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