Economic Development for Saudi Women

APRIL 12, 2022

On April 1, in partnership with the Education for Employment (EFE), the Consolidated Contractors Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Department launched the project entitled: Economic Development for Saudi Young Women. The 12-month planned project aims to address “Employability and Economic Development” through demand-driven training linked to jobs as one of the key tools for reducing unemployment and expanding economic opportunities for Saudi youth.

The unemployment rate of women in the Kingdom stands at a high 32.5% for women above the age of 15 years. The project will provide job training and placement in entry-level positions in industries identified for growth within Saudi Arabia. The project, which is in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, will target underprivileged and unemployed women with education ranging from secondary to undergraduate degrees.

“We are very pleased to partner with Consolidated Contractors Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Department to enable Saudi female youth reach their potential by empowering them with the cutting-edge skills to compete in growing sectors for future of work”, said EFE-Global Director of Gulf Programs, Amr Abdallah. “The skills that female youth will acquire are based on proven model that has enabled EFE in Saudi Arabia to connect over 5000 to the world of work which 53% of them are young Saudi women. We look forward to the continuous and successful partnership to support Saudi 2030 vision,” said EFE in Saudi CEO Abdullah Al Ghamdi.

The partnership with EFE falls under CCC’s CSR mission to improve the social and economic livelihood of youth by developing and supporting initiatives that build capacity and empower people.

About Education For Employment (EFE)

Education For Employment (EFE) is the leading youth employment organization in the Middle East and North Africa that transforms the future with youth through the dignity of work. Since 2006, locally-run EFE Affiliates in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and support hubs in the USA, Europe, and the UAE, have partnered to link over 140,000 youth to the world of work while supporting more than 3,617 businesses to obtain the entry-level talent they need to grow. Over 59% of EFE’s graduates are young women, reflecting EFE’s special focus on supporting women’s entry into the workforce.

To learn more, please visit: Twitter: @EFE_Global. Facebook: @EFEGlobal. Instagram: @EFE_global.

Established in 1952 and operating worldwide, CCC has provided more than 70 years of project management, engineering, procurement, and construction services to the industry. CCC is currently engaged in 26 ongoing projects globally and employs around 51,000 people internationally.

CCC’s construction operations span the globe including the CIS, Africa, Australasia, and the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) as well as other countries in the Middle East. CCC’s partners include some of the most reputable engineering and construction companies in the world including Bechtel, KBR, ABB, Chiyoda, JGC, Linde, Tecnicas Reunidas, thyssenkrupp Uhde, Hochtief, Technip Energies, and Saipem to name a few. The company’s landmark construction projects include the Karachaganak Main Works Contract, Kashagan Field Development Project, Dubai Mall, the Abu Dhabi International Airport – Midfield Terminal Building, Riyadh Metro Project, Residential Towers, Hotels, Power Stations, Water and Sewage Treatment Plants, and Networks, Roads and Bridges, Industrial and Process Plants and Pipelines around the World.

Consolidated Contractors Company contributes to and is a founding member of The World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative – PACI and a founding member of The Pearl Initiative. CCC also contributes and is a member of the UN Global Compact, Transparency International, and Anti-Corruption London, all to ensure its business ethics, anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies, and sustainable growth in all forms of its operations.