HADAF & Lucid ink agreement to train 1,000 Saudis in EV industry

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
  • Follow author on
HADAF_Lucid Partnership
Officials from HADAF and Lucid during the signing ceremony | Image Courtesy: SPA

Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF) has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with American electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid Motors with the aim of developing the national human capital in the electric vehicle (EV) industry.

The Human Resources Development Fund is a Saudi governmental authority that was established by a royal decree in July 2000. HRDF is mainly concerned with providing financial support to organizations that train and qualify Saudis in the private sector.

Under the agreement, they will train 1,000 Saudis in the electric vehicle industry. The cooperation framework will support the training of 1,000 citizens to work at specialty and vocational jobs at the company and training them in the USA, prior to be enrolled at work upon the launch of the factory at the King Abdullah Economic City.

This move is part of efforts to realize the Saudi Vision 2030 and to support empowering Saudis to work at qualitative and specialty jobs.

According to the statement, “Cooperation aspects include enhancing employment and training opportunities through benefiting from support and training enablers, for example through holding periodic job meetings to enhance localization in sectors that serve Lucid.”

This is in addition to considering professions and training needs to offer suitable support solutions and boost training opportunities while working in a way that contributes to increasing competitiveness skills and relevant expertise among national personnel, as per HADAF.

Furthermore, the two sides agreed to form a joint action team to follow up on work progress and targets and measure impacts from time to time.

Related: EXEED VX forms new Flagship Style benchmark with its Advanced “Intelligent Aesthetics”