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King Saud University’s Prince Sultan Bin Salman Chair for Developing National Human Resources in Tourism and Archeology is holding its fourth training workshop on Opera and Microsoft software Sept. 15-19 at the College of Tourism and Antiquities, running 9 AM to 3 PM daily in the College's computer lab. The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Abdul Rahman, Hospitality Systems Consultant from Saudico Electronics Systems (SES).
Mr. Rahman, who speaks fluent Arabic, earned his Master Degree in computer applications in 2005 from India and moved Saudi Arabia to join Saudico Electronics Systems in 2007.
Chair supervisor Dr. Said Al-Said has said the training workshop is a fulfillment of the Chair’s objectives of training College of Tourism graduates in managing front offices and in using Opera and Microsoft software in the management of hotels and restaurants.
KSU has long realized the importance of tourism as an economic growth factor. The rapidly growing demand in the Kingdom for highly qualified graduates in tourism, hotel management, archeology, heritage management and tourism management spurred the creation of KSU’s College of Tourism and Archeology in 2005. The College’s curriculum focuses on knowledge-based training that includes language acquisition, information technology, and field experience and practice.
The College maintains close ties with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), and the Prince Sultan Bin Salman Chair for Developing National Human Resources in Tourism and Archeology was established within the College of Tourism and Archeology in June 2009 to complement the nation's tourism ambitions. The chair was named for Prince Sultan, who is president and chairman of the SCTA board.
Established in 1983, Saudico is a leading IT company in Saudi Arabia, providing a range of enterprise and e-business solutions designed for governmental and other vertical markets such as hospitality, banking, travel and airline. SES also specializes in third-party support for IBM mid-range systems.