Ma’aden Aluminium Launches English Course For High School Students
Riyadh, 8th July 2012: Ma’aden Aluminium, the Ma’aden Alcoa joint venture, today announced today that it has signed an agreement with Buraydah Technical College to design and implement a comprehensive English language course for high school students from communities near its bauxite mine at Al Ba’itha in Al Qassim region. The agreement was signed by Engr. Abdulaziz Al Harbi, President of Ma’aden Aluminium and Dr. Mansour Al Rossini, Dean of Buraydah Technical College.
The four-month course which is set to begin on 1 September 2012 aims at improving the English language proficiency of the high school students, better preparing them for admission to colleges and universities, and increasing their employment opportunities in both the government and private sectors.
“Constructively working with local communities around our mines and operations is at the heart of our joint venture’s commitment to building sustainable operations. We’re confident that this course will be effective in creating new opportunities for these young students so that they can embark on successful careers.” said Engr. Al Harbi at the signing.
As a parent company of the joint venture, Ma’aden itself is engaged within Saudi Arabia in a number of strategic partnerships focused on improving the wellbeing of people in communities near its mining and production activities. The company actively supports sustainable development programmes that benefit local communities particularly in the remote areas of the Kingdom.
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