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A KAB Follow-up Worshop for men was held at the Riyadh College of Telecommunication and Information from 13 to 15 October 2012. The workshop was attended by 20 participants (17 KAB teachers, the KAB National Coordinator from RIYADAH and 2 KAB supervisors).

From the initial 25 teachers trained at the ToF in November 2011, only 9 teachers implemented the entire KAB programme as an elective in the colleges of Abha, Tabuk, Arar, Najran, Al Baha, Medina, Al Majmaa, Jeddah and Taef (on class in each college with the exception of Al Baha where 2 classes were taught). Of the 16 teachers who attended the follow-up workshop only 7 implemented the entire KAB programme.

The main reasons provided for not implementing the programme are mainly related to the difficulty in attracting the required number of students to enroll in the programme and to sustain them until the end of the course.

However, it is important to note that teachers who implemented the programme did so in a very professional and organized manner presenting very detailed and well prepared reports at the refresher workshop. Some teachers taught the course during evening sessions from 19:00 to 23:00 and exerted lots of efforts in the marketing of the course (using sms and holding awareness meetings) and the selection of the students to ensure their commitment and limit the dropout rate.

A total of 220 students were reached, one opened his vegetables shop while some of them went to RIYADAH requesting loans. The five finalists in each class who  successfully completed their business plans were given financial rewards ranging from SR2,000 to SR500.

 

Published in Saudi Arabia

21 January-2 February 2012: Riyadh – Saudi Arabia

Under the ILO/RIYADAH project on the introduction of entrepreneurship education in vocational training, and after long negotiations with RIYADAH, a KAB Training of Facilitators Workshop for women was conducted by the ILO-RO SME Specialist and a KAB Regional Key Facilitator. The workshop was held from 21 January to 2 February 2012 at the Al-Anoud Novotel in Riyadh and was attended by 21 Saudi women from the TVTC (1 coordinator, 1 assistant coordinator, 4 training supervisors and 15 teachers). Participants, who are all teachers of either Accounting or Business Management under the TVTC, came from 13 regions in the Kingdom namely: Riyadh, Al Ahssa’a, Al Khurj, Najran, Al Jof, Ha’el, Breida, Al Baha, Arar, Jeddah, Al Ta’ef, Khamis Mshet and Tabuk.

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A KAB Training of Facilitators' workshop (ToF) was held at the Riyadh College of Telecommunication and Information in the presence of 28 males participants ((24 teachers, 1 KAB national coordinator from RIYADAH and 3 supervisors).

The workshop was launched by the newly appointed CEO of RIYADAH, Dr. Sherif Elabdelwahab, who stressed on the need to promote self-employment as career option among Saudi youth (men and women) and be able, through RIYADAH, to reach those who are part of the educational system and those who graduated from the system and remain without jobs. A short opening speech was made by the Enterprise Development Specialist highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship education for youth and the role of the ILO/RO-Beirut in the region in that field.

The TOF was held from 19 November till 01 December 2011 and was facilitated by Mr. Samih Jaber, ILO KAB Regional Key Facilitator, and Mr. Wael Ghosn, KAB Regional Key Facilitator. 

Published in Saudi Arabia
Three KAB awareness workshops, targeting men and women, were held in Saudi Arabia from 19-21 September 2011 jointly by ILO and RIYADAH. Mr. Samih Jaber and Ms. Rania Bikhazi were both facilitating the workshops.
The two awareness workshops targeting men were conducted at the Jeddah College of Telecom and Electronics and were headed by Dr. Hamad Alogla, Vice Governor for Training/TVTC.
The workshops targeted 69 participants comprising of Deans of Colleges and their deputies, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the Technical and Vocational Training Boards. Participants were split into two groups over 2 days, 19 and 20 September 2011.
The KAB awareness workshop of women was held at the TVTC college for women in Riyadh and was attended by 13 ladies in person and by another 10 (approximately) in ‘live-meeting’ transmission from 9-10 different regions in the Kingdom. Ms. Bikhazi facilitated the workshop.
During the 3 workshops, the following main points were tackled:
Presentation and discussion of the various definitions of entrepreneurship and the importance of entrepreneurship education.
Overview of the KAB programme. This included the objectives of KAB, detailed description of its content, its methodology and implementation modality, its monitoring and evaluation tools and an overview of the KAB programme in the Arab region with the lessons learned.
Brief description of the human resources needed for a proper pilot implementation of the KAB programme and the development and certification of the KAB facilitators and supervisors.
Presentation of the proposed project implementation plan agreed upon with Riyadah in May 2011.
The meetings concluded with the agreement to hold the TOF for men from 19 November to 1 December targeting 26 participants while the dates of the TOF for women remain to be fixed.
Three KAB awareness workshops, targeting men and women, were held in Saudi Arabia from 19-21 September 2011 jointly by ILO and RIYADAH. Mr. Samih Jaber, KAB Regional Key Facilitator and Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist, were both facilitating the workshops.
The two awareness workshops targeting men were conducted at the Jeddah College of Telecom and Electronics and were headed by Dr. Hamad Alogla, Vice Governor for Training/TVTC.
The workshops targeted 69 participants comprising of Deans of Colleges and their deputies, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the Technical and Vocational Training Boards in the presence of the national KAB coordinator Mr. Saud Al-Eid. Participants were split into two groups over 2 days, 19 and 20 September 2011.
The KAB awareness workshop of women was held at the TVTC college for women in Riyadh and was attended by 13 ladies in person and by another 10 (approximately) in ‘live-meeting’ transmission from 9-10 different regions in the Kingdom. Ms. Bikhazi facilitated the workshop.
During the 3 workshops, the following main points were tackled:
  • Presentation and discussion of the various definitions of entrepreneurship and the importance of entrepreneurship education.
  • Overview of the KAB programme. This included the objectives of KAB, detailed description of its content, its methodology and implementation modality, its monitoring and evaluation tools and an overview of the KAB programme in the Arab region with the lessons learned.
  • Brief description of the human resources needed for a proper pilot implementation of the KAB programme and the development and certification of the KAB facilitators and supervisors.
  • Presentation of the proposed project implementation plan agreed upon with Riyadah in May 2011.
The meetings concluded with the agreement to hold the TOF for men from 19 November to 1 December targeting 26 participants while the dates of the TOF for women remain to be fixed.
Published in Saudi Arabia
Entrepreneurship Education in Saudi Arabia: Introducing the Know About Business Programme, February 2011.
The Regional Director for the ILO Regional Office for ArabStates, Ms. Nada Al-Nashif and the Director of the National Entrepreneurship Institute in Saudi Arabia “Riyada”, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Hunaishel signed a technical cooperation agreement for the implementation of the project entitled: “Entrepreneurship Education: Know About Business at the National Entrepreneurship Institute “Riyadah” ” on 1 February 2011.
The 2 year project will be jointly implemented by ILO and Riyadah and will aim to raise awareness among Saudi youth on the importance of choosing self-employment as a career option and foster the development of an entrepreneurship culture in the Kingdom. The ILO entrepreneurship education programme 'Know About Business' will be pilot tested at selected technical and vocational colleges and institutes across the Kingdom.
The Regional Director for the ILO Regional Office for ArabStates, Ms. Nada Al-Nashif and the Director of the National Entrepreneurship Institute in Saudi Arabia “Riyada”, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Hunaishel signed a technical cooperation agreement for the implementation of the project entitled: “Entrepreneurship Education: Know About Business at the National Entrepreneurship Institute “Riyadah” ” on 1 February 2011.
The 2 year project will be jointly implemented by ILO and Riyadah and will aim to raise awareness among Saudi youth on the importance of choosing self-employment as a career option and foster the development of an entrepreneurship culture in the Kingdom. The ILO entrepreneurship education programme 'Know About Business' will be pilot tested in selected technical and vocational colleges and institutes across the Kingdom.
Attached are some photos.
Published in Saudi Arabia

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