DFP in Al-Kharj celebrates graduation of batches 2 and 3
Under the patronage of Dr. Muffarij Al-Haqbani, Minister of Labor, and Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Amro, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Colleges of Excellence, the graduation ceremony of batches two and three of Dairy and Food Polytechnic “DFP”, Al-Kharj Governorate. Total graduates were seventy one from three majors, namely Dairy and food production, Animal production, and Production equipment.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Bader, Almarai Company’s HR and Support Services General Manager, DFP’s Board Chairman, said that Almarai’s investment in establishing such institute is a part of its social responsibility, which aims to enable Saudi youth to work in food industry. This could be achieved through providing them with the necessary technical skills that qualify them to work in this crucial industry, after completing the required qualification and training. Mr. Al-Bader added that Saudization of jobs in Almarai is a major goal on which the Company is working in all its short-term and long-term plans.
On this part, Mr. Ibrahim Saud Al-Aqili, DFP’s Executive Manager, said that establishing DFP is the fruit of cooperation among Almarai Company, train the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), and Human Resources Development Fund “HRDF” with training supervision of CINOP, the Dutch company. Mr. Al-Aqili explained that that DFP is the only specialized institute in Saudi Arabia that caters for the Saudi market with qualified national cadres in the sector of dairy and food industry.
It is worth mentioning that DFP is one of several initiatives in which Almarai is committed to Saudization of its jobs. DFP is established in 2009. It offers diplomas in the specialties needed by the food industry market in Saudi Arabia. The training period in DFP is 30 months. After its completion, the trainee is given higher diploma that qualifies them to work in food industry.