More than 10,000 Saudi women have received mobile phone repairing training to improve the employment chances of females, Al Riyadh local newspaper reported on February 6.
The free training was provided by the Technical and Vocational Training Cooperation to 10,769 female students studying at 19 collages in different part of the country.
The spokesperson of the cooperation, Fahad Al Otaibi, said that the training is part of a plan to localize jobs in the communication sector.
The cooperation also offers training on sales, consumer services and advanced repairing of smart phones.
He said that the trained women are able to work at mobile phone shops after gaining the basic skills for such job, and they can also obtain licenses to start their own businesses.
Saudi Arabia has been taking many steps to open new opportunities for recruiting women, including the distance work scheme that allows women to work from home.
Meanwhile, local news reported late last year that two ministries are negotiating the formation of women-only information technology firm to open up new sectors for female jobseekers.
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