Waad campaign provides more than 800,000 training opportunities for Saudis

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development’s national training campaign Waad has achieved 74 percent of its target numbers.


The campaign aims to offer 1,155,000 training opportunities by the end of 2025, as part of the ministry’s strategy to support and train national cadres in partnership with the private sector.


The initiative provided about 863,675 training opportunities for national cadres in 2023, with the second half of the year giving some 670,000 opportunities.

SABIC, Saudi Telecom Company and Arab National Bank achieved more than the campaign’s targets for the next three years in the course of 2023.


The regional meeting series started in Arar city in the Northern Borders, allocating 35,000 training opportunities for the region.


The second meeting took place at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in the Eastern Province. This was attended by the region’s governor and the deputy minister of human resources and social development for labor, and 100,000 training opportunities were offered.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, through Waad, aims to advance the job market and achieve Saudi Vision 2030 targets by supporting, qualifying and training national cadres. It has set seven criteria for national facilities’ participation in the campaign, notably training 12 percent of Saudis annually.


The ministry is keen to provide more opportunities for the development and enhancement of skills for all Saudi beneficiaries, as part of its aim to achieve a vibrant society and a distinguished working environment.

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