InterContinental Riyadh Hotel partners with International Technical Female College at Al Kharj to drive the Saudi talent development.
As Saudi Arabia celebrated the 88th National day, InterContinental Riyadh hotel, part of InterContinental Hotels Group, one of the leading hotel companies in the world and the largest hotel
operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a partnership agreement with International Technical
Female College, Al-Kharj. The overall aim of the partnership is to create a pipeline of trained, motivated people to work in the hospitality industry by investing early in developing their skills by providing knowledge, experience and job opportunities for graduating students with different majors.
To begin with, InterContinental Riyadh will offer work experience placements in different sections for the final year semester students. In addition, the hotel will work closely with the College to extend job
opportunities through IHG Academy program and extend industrial visits of students to familiarize them to the hospitality industry.
Tariq Dowidar, Area General Manager quoted “The IHG Academy enables us to build our own talent pool for future local recruitment to support Saudi Arabia Vision 2030. It enables hotel employees to get involved in areas outside their usual remit allowing them to broaden and develop new skills. Finally, it provides the framework to give something back to the community in which we operate”
At the partnership agreement signing ceremony IHG was represented by; Bastien Blanc, Vice President of Operations – IHG, Michael Wierling, Senior Manager HR IHG IMEA, Tariq Dowidar, Area General
Manager, Mohamed Aleemuddin, Area Director of Organization and Development, Ibrahim Al Malki, HR Manager and the Laureate College for Ladies Al Kharj was represented by Dr. Deborah J. Johnson-Camarena, The Dean of the International Technical Female College at Al-Kharj. Mr. Saad Al Qahtani was also present at the ceremony representing the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Hospitality.