Training program aims to put global spotlight on budding Saudi talent
Budding Saudi media talents are being invited to take part in a highprofile industry training scheme aimed at showcasing the region’s potential on the world stage. Education and training platform, MBC Academy, has launched its latest skills development program covering TV, film, radio, theater, content production, digital content, photography, music, lighting, editing, and comedy.
Part of MBC Group, the academy was established with the aim of building a fully integrated and vibrant media production industry in Saudi Arabia while also upskilling the Kingdom’s talent across various media sectors.
Its programs, developed with leading international experts, have been designed to hone skills, improve career opportunities, and give participants the chance to be involved in major global mediarelated projects.
MBC Group Chairman Waleed Al-Ibrahim said: “We believe in telling our own stories; bringing them to the rest of the world. MBC Academy is part of the group’s mission to showcase the region’s potential, as well as create a more open space for exchanging dialogue and expertise between our region and international
MBC Academy will initially focus on the core pillars of inspiration and awareness, skills development, and talent management.
entities in similar fields.
“We believe in investing in our own youth and empowering them with the skills they need to pursue a thriving and promising career. “Saudi Arabia is home to top-tier talent with incredibly promising potential. What this talent is missing is a platform to help them reach their full potential, as well as offer them once-in-a-lifetime work experience opportunities not available anywhere else.
“We cannot wait to provide the space this year for more Saudi youth to achieve their goals and realize their potential. We also cannot wait to showcase to the world what our burgeoning Saudi youth in media is made of,” added Al-Ibrahim. Successful applicants will receive intensive training in media and production techniques in line with international industry standards. Led by Jana Yamani, the group’s executive director of talent, the academy will initially focus on the core pillars of inspiration and awareness, skills development, and talent management.
The academy’s 2020 program is scheduled to welcome its first cohort of successful applicants later this year. For more information and to apply, visit www.mbcacademy.me.
MBC’s latest skills development program covers TV, film and radio.