Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: Driven by its belief in the importance of transferring knowledge between generations, global energy company ENGIE has announced a new partnership with MISK Foundation to support the foundation’s Job Shadowing Program in Saudi Arabia.
Specifically, ENGIE’s contribution to the program will see the organisation pair 54 mentors with 43 high school students to provide participants with a valuable work placement. In doing so, ENGIE will help equip participants with the necessary skills to explore various career paths across the fields of Engineering Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Business Administration Science and Law and Advocacy.
Moreover, the program will help the students to discover their talents and understand the local job market better. As part of the program, students will be able to shadow multiple mentors to ensure an enriching work experience. ENGIE will help the participants understand the skills needed for the various roles they are exposed to through guided sessions and offer critical reflective tasks to help them develop their career plans.
Commenting on the initiative, Turki Al Shehri, ENGIE’s CEO in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said: “High school students are at an extremely critical phase in their life, and it’s pivotal to understand their capabilities and interests and guide them as they begin their professional lives”.
“It is a true privilege for ENGIE to meet and train the leaders of the future and help them develop their careers for the bright future that awaits them. Saudi Arabia is a land of talent, but we must embrace the youth’s capabilities and help them develop further to meet the constantly changing needs of the job market,” Turki added.
About ENGIE in Saudi Arabia
ENGIE has been present in the region for more than 30 years. ENGIE develops its activities in partnership with Saudi actors on energy production, seawater desalination, district cooling, energy efficiency services and high value-added facilities management. We have 2000 employees and over USD 7.9 Billion of capital investment in the Kingdom. ENGIE generates 7600 MW of power, equivalent to 10% of the installed capacity of Saudi Arabia and produces 176 MIGD of desalinated water per day, equivalent to 11% of market production.
About ENGIE Group
We are a global reference group in low-carbon energy and services. With our 170,000 employees, customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed every day to accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral world, through more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions. Guided by our raison d'être, we reconcile economic performance and positive impact on people and the planet by relying on our key businesses (gas, renewable energies, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.
Revenue in 2021: €57.9 billion. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and extra-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe, Euronext Vigeo Eiris - Eurozone 120/ Europe 120/ France 20, MSCI EMU ESG screened, MSCI EUROPE ESG Universal Select, Stoxx Europe 600 ESG, and Stoxx Global 1800 ESG).