Chalhoub Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia to bridge the gap between academia and the industry - creating a pool of talented graduates who can actively contribute to the sector’s growth and expansion.
The MoU was signed at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah with the presence of Mohammad Aldabbagh, Deputy Country Manager at Chalhoub Group and Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, Dean of the Research and Consulting Institute at King Abdulaziz University. This partnership aligns with Chalhoub Group’s goals of strengthening its contribution to youth employability and career opportunities in the Kingdom by providing sector-related workshops and mentorship training to enhance skills and encourage career growth within the fashion sector. Chalhoub Group will also work closely with the University to develop a fashion curriculum that aligns with the evolving needs of the fashion industry in the region and globally.
Mohammad Aldabbagh, Deputy Country Manager of Saudi Arabia at Chalhoub Group said: “Chalhoub Group is dedicated to driving nationalisation, nurturing talent development, advancing youth employability, and developing exciting platforms to promote youth education in the retail and fashion sectors. This partnership supports our commitment to the Kingdom in developing talent and supporting bright talents throughout their career journeys.”
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, Dean of the Research and Consulting Institute at King Abdulaziz University said: “At King Abdulaziz University, we are committed to helping our students excel in their careers following their graduation. This partnership with Chalhoub Group will provide our students and graduates with invaluable knowledge and experiences through new internships, trainings, and career openings as well as event and networking opportunities. This is designed to enhance our students' technical and soft skills and prepare them for successful careers in the industry over the long term.”
As part of its continuous efforts to support career development amongst Saudi youth, Chalhoub Group launched earlier this year “My Bold Future” campaign to highlight limitless career opportunities for the new generation of Saudi youth in the retail sector.