E4E in Collaboration with SITE
January 5th 2019 to August 30th 2020
PSU Education for Employment (E4E) is a program that aims at improving the qualifications and specific most up to date certifications in CCIS filed to the young qualified CCIS graduates from all over universities who are struggling in seeking for employment. It aims at raising the level of vocational training so as to fulfil the requirements of the labour market. CSCEC this year and last year worked hand in hand successfully with SITE to implement the two parts of both Education and guarantee the Employment as well which is a hugely successful step over all E4E passed batches in which ALL of the trainees have got their jobs today at SITE after passing all the required certifications. The program consists of two stages:
- Stage I: 3 weeks: Used to be 3 months taught by PSU faculty members as well as some instructors from external institutions. As an improvement and based on the feedback from previous E4E graduates, CSCEC in collaboration with SITE have reduced the Preparation Stage to be 3 weeks in order to make the preparation interpersonal skills stage more effective. Read more
- Stage II: 6 months Includes 5 specific tracks in CCIS which requires certain specific certifications. The second stage courses of E4E program provided directly by expert instructors from technical academys in a dedication way of theoretical and practical ways in order to reach the main social responsibility goals behind the E4E program is finding suitable Read more
Program Selection Criteria:
- Saudi Nationality.
- Bachelor degree in CIS.
- Not employed and committed to the program.
- Passing an English required Exam.
- Passing a Technical Required Exam.
- Passing the Interview.
E4E-SITE Evaluation Process: Participants were evaluated throughout the program based upon the following:
- International Certifications Exams
Attendance in the preparation stage has been taking regularly every two hours for each course.
In the Technical Stage, a customized online system was created previously for entering the attendance daily. Access to the system was given to the program supervisors from male and female campuses.
The instructors have been notified to write remarks and behaviours of each student which can be viewed by the SITE representatives directly.
All of E4E trainees will be employed at SITE by the end of the program if they pass all the required international certifications exams throughout the program duration.
E4E-SITE Opening ceremony:
An opening ceremony was organized by both PSU and SITE, where SITE sent an invitation with a congratulation letter for being accepted in the program to the candidates who have got accepted. The candidates arrived on time to the ceremony on December 31st from 10:00-2:30. Each trainee has got a bag and folder which includes the rules of regulations to be in the E4E program. Read more
E4E-SITE Graduation Ceremony:
2nd of February, it was the day of the graduation ceremony for two batches of E4E program; fifth and sixth ones. The ceremony was under the patronage and attendance of His Excellency the Minister of Labor and Social Development Eng. Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi. Read more
Signing New Agreements:
After that, they went to the signing agreements location where two agreements have been signed; the first one was with SITE to continue this successful collaboration and the other one was with RedHat. Read more
Immediately after this moment, they went to the exhibition of the E4E graduates where a representative from each previous batch has displayed and talked about his/her experience as an E4E graduate and how a great effective impact this huge program influenced made on his/her career life positively.
Since the E4E program focuses mainly on the implementation of the two parts “Education for Employment”, the program has affected many Saudi families by improving their income and way of living through this huge step that their members reached by joining E4E program, they have been transferred from seeking for a job to most wanted popular qualified individuals who can handle great positions in big technological companies at KSA. The exhibition includes all the companies who were in collaboration with PSU since first time of starting E4E program, those companies are; Cisco, Microsoft, Juniper, Oracle, SAP, Hawawi, Redhat, and VMware.
The total number of E4E graduates throughout years is 355 male and female Saudi individuals who have gained the best advanced technological knowledge from this program and been employed in the top positions of great companies in this field of technology as well as launching new 74 students. The minister was so proud of hearing the successful experience by each one of the E4E previous batches representatives.
The next station was the main hall, where the ceremony was started by holy quran, then a speech by Dr. Ahmed Al Yamani, PSU rector followed by a Movie displays Education for Employment program journey since the beginning and the statistics of its success, followed by Dr. Saad bin Saleh Al Aboudi speech, SITE CEO.
The two batches of E4E; current and previous one had the honour of walking to the stage in front of the minster, PSU rector, their CEOs of several technology companies, and vice-rectors where CSCEC congratulated the completion of the last batch as well as announcing the launching of the current one.
By the end of the ceremony, the collaborative companies have received memorable trophies from PSU as well as the minister. As a conclusion of the ceremony, pictures have been taken of all of the E4E graduates and the current students as well as accompanying the monster, PSU rector, and CSCEC Director, the initiator of the E4E program.
Check out some twitter post of the event:
E4E in collaboration with ITC
January 28th 2018 to March 28th 2019
A collaboration with ITC was a transformational point to E4E program where ITC provided the contracts of the candidates to CSCEC even before the starting of the program which made us at CSCEC satisfied that all the trainers in the program will be employed by passing all the required exams during the E4E program journey. This added more honesty and trust to the promises of E4E program. Furthermore, it encourages trainers to raise their level of vocational training so as to fulfil the requirements of the job market via joining the journey of studying for free at PSU as a community service via the following two stages of E4E program:
- Stage 1: Business English The main objective of this course is to enable students to communicate more effectively in meaningful ways within a variety of work settings for immediate use in their workplace. The program helps trainees develop: A thorough understanding of English in the business world A working knowledge of skills, tasks and strategies related to the world of employment
- Stage 2: Technical Training The second part of E4E program provided directly by expert instructors from Microsoft and CISCO in a dedication way of theoretical and practical ways in order to reach the main social responsibility goals behind the E4E program is finding suitable jobs to the qualified E4E graduates in companies and organizations who are looking for Saudi graduates with technical background to fulfill the vision of 2030.
E4E-ITC Evaluation Process:
Participants were evaluated throughout the program based upon the following:
- International Exams
A customized online system was created previously for each instructor to enter the attendance and grades daily. Access to the system was given to the ITC program representatives.
The instructors are able to write a remark in the system of the commitment and behavior of each student, this can be viewed by the ITC representative directly.
The priority of the job selection process is based upon the above grades of the participants. Excelling students are chosen automatically by ITC at any point during the program.
E4E-ITC Opening ceremony:
After successful completion of the three month English sessions, as a step to move to the next stage, we invited the minister of communication and information technology, Mr. Abdullah Sawaha to launch the program in collaboration with the representatives of ITC, Microsoft, and CISCO. Both the male and female program participants were invited to witness the official legal signing of the three contracts of agreements:
- PSU and ITC Agreement
- PSU and CISCO Agreement
- PSU and Microsoft Agreement
At the end of the ceremony, the students received a word of motivation from the minister himself and the vice rector of the women campus, Dr. Rimah AlYahya. After that, they took pictures with the minister and met with the representatives of the program from various entities and launched the technical part of the program.