The Strategic Partnership Program for Institutes
- The beneficiary should be a job seeker, currently unemployed and should not be a regular student at any of the educational institutions.
- A Saudi national.
- The beneficiary should be employed at any of the subsidized jobs.
- The employee should be a new joiner at the establishment.
Subsidizing the Training Stage:
HRDF contributes during the training period with the ratio of 75% of the training costs for a period of time that does not exceed the 24 months, with a monthly amount that does not exceed SAR 3000 for each employee. Whereas the employing body covers the remaining costs.
HRDF, contributes by covering a ratio of the employee’s salary during the training period which is 75% with a monthly amount that doesn’t exceed SAR 1000 for each employee whereas the employing body covers the remaining ratio of the salary.
The evaluation eligibilty period is 30 days from the program application date and the payement date will occur every 30th of each month.
In case of not fulfillment the request on the mentioned period, please contact us via Contact Us Form.
The support starts when the employee’s application status becomes ‘valid’.
What is the procedure if the training program starts before the submission of the support application?
The passing months are removed from the support period after the HRDF’s approval is obtained.
HRDF is not incumbent to support the employee if the application is not approved.
Can a previous beneficiary of the strategic partnership program or any other program be eligible for the support?
If the support does not exceed three months for one time only, s/he can re-join the program to benefit from the remaining period.
Which employing entities are included in the program in order to benefit training provided by the institute?
Any employing entity can be included in the program to benefit from training provided by the institute, given that its specialty is in a line with the institute.
The applicant should register with the program as a job seeker. After that, s/he will be selected by the employing entity. In addition, the job seeker can apply for the program directly from the institute.
I am an active beneficiary of the program, can I continue to receive the support until the period ends?
Yes, you can. You continue to receive the support until the fixed period ends.
The entity receives the compensation in terms of training fees and wages, which is in accordance to the support mechanism of the program. Note that the entity needs to submit invoices on the system as per the program’s conditions.
HRDF covers 75% of the training fees (not exceeding SR3,000) for a period of 24 months. The employing entity pays the remaining costs according to the HRDF payment conditions.
All institutes that are registered on the HRDF’s system are approved. Note that such institutes go under review on a regular basis, and any institute may be removed if the results show ineligibility.