Saudi women will soon be hired in the country’s vital energy sector, according to a senior official.
According to the Saudi Gazette, Abdul Rahman Abdul Karim, advisor to the Ministry of Energy for corporate affairs and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP) remarked that the board was considering opening up the petroleum services sector for training women to take up jobs that are suited to their nature.
“It is not yet decided to enroll girl students at the Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic or any other polytechnics, and the Board of Trustees is currently carrying out studies about opening up this area for girls,” he said at the graduation ceremony of the 10th batch at SPSP on Thursday.
Abdul Hamid Al-Rasheed, vice president of Saudi Aramco’s division of drilling and well maintenance, said that studies with regard to provision of training for girls are in an advanced phase and the training is expected to start for the first batches of students during the year 2020 in areas appropriate to the nature of women. “The Saudi women have proved their high efficiency in all fields where they got employed,” he said.