The Academy will offer specialised entertainment courses and programmes including a diploma in entertainment management aimed at training and qualifying Saudi Arabians to work in the sector.
The Saudi Entertainment Academy will be up and running in Riyadh, effective September 2019 thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding between two specialist companies and the General Entertainment Authority, as reported by Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Academy will offer specialised entertainment courses and programmes including a diploma in entertainment management aimed at training and qualifying Saudi Arabians to work in the sector.
MINA Education and Development & Bunyan Development Ltd. signed the MoU at GEAs headquarters in Riyadh recently in the presence of CEO Amr Bin Ahmed Banaja.
Banaja described the initiative as a step forward in enhancing cooperation between the private and the public sector to add value to the Kingdoms entertainment sector. He reiterated GEAs commitment to supporting such initiatives that serve the development of a sustainable and effective industry able to fulfill the Kingdoms economic and social objectives. He also highlighted the significance of such project in empowering Saudi youth by equipping them with necessary career skills and creating enriching job opportunities as per the targets outlined in Vision 2030.
This move will help integrate efforts of various authorities and achieve harmony between initiatives so as to come up with projects that bear real added value to the entertainment sector, he commented, adding that the GEA is constantly on the lookout for initiatives aimed at growing this sector.