Medina, Saudi Arabia – Prince Mugrin bin Abdul-Aziz University and the Arab Coffee Institute signed a cooperation agreement on Wednesday, 31 August 2022 that aims to the joint cooperation in various fields of vocational training, research, consultation, and preparing those who wish to work in the sectors of hospitality and coffee industry, in support of the realization of the Tourism Human Capacity Development strategy.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Barakat bin Hamud Makrami, Deputy President of Prince Mugrin University, and Mr. Almohanad Almarwai, CEO of the Arabian Coffee Institute, in the presence of several deputies, deans of the university, teaching staff, and representatives of the Arabian Coffee Institute.
Under this agreement, the Deputy President of Prince Mugrin bin Abdul Aziz University stated that the agreement is part of the strategies that the university adopts with the Arabian Coffee Institute to prepare, and develop national capacities and talents in the fields of tourism, hospitality, and coffee industry, in accordance with the international standards, and in order to achieve the common objectives of both parties, which in turn contributes to meeting the current and future demand of having high calibre professionals in both the hospitality and the coffee sector.
Mr. Almohanad Almarwai stated that this partnership is part of the Institute’s effort to contribute to the development of national human capital through the introduction of qualitative programmes and initiatives that are consistent with the international standards, and meet the actual needs of target groups. This partnership will undoubtedly help provide youth with useful tools and training to enable them to work and excel in this thriving industry.
Dr. Barakat added that we are always looking to create inspiring and unprecedented opportunities to support professional growth in the tourism and hospitality sector. And we are proud to be able to provide our youth with outstanding training programmes through our specialized and distinguished cadres trained by the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. This collaboration will also enhance the spirit of innovation, creativity, and competition among university students as well as members of the community to contribute to the generation of new job opportunities, diversification of the sources of income, and the expansion of the productive base in line with the Kingdom’s Vision of 2030.