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Maharat

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I want to develop my skills

This program is a support mechanism enabling the launch of training programs in general and professional specialized skills in partnership with the training entities licensed by the relevant authorities. Such programs target job seekers and employees in the private sector with the objective of upgrading the skills of the target groups, increasing their employment opportunities in the private sector, and enhancing their employment stability by reducing the gap between the required skills in the job and the skills of the job seeker or employee.

  1. Go to the Human Resources Development Fund website.
  2. following the steps in the user manual of Maharat program.

Requirements for individuals to join the program:

  • Saudi nationality.
  • Not be less than 18 years old.
  • To be registered in the E-services of HRDF.
  • To be a job seeker, or to be an employee at work in the private sector (according to social insurance data)
  • Not be an active government employee (according to the data of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development).
  • He should not have previously benefited from this program in accordance with the program support mechanism.
  • The eligibility of the individual beneficiary of the program is not affected by the Fund's support in other programs.

 

Controls of the training authorities to join the program:

  • That the training body be licensed by the authorities authorized to accredit, or that the training body be one of the bodies in which the implementation of the training is among its organizational tasks.
  • The training programs must be accredited by the bodies authorized to accredit, or the training programs must be from the bodies whose organizational tasks include implementing the training.
  • Registering the trainee after obtaining a certificate of completion of the training program and documenting the certificate from the authorities authorized to accredit, or that the certificate of completion of the training program be from the authorities whose implementation of the training is among its organizational tasks.

No, the beneficiary cannot do so. The training program must be selected from a licensed training provider accredited by the authorized bodies, or training providers whose training execution is within their regulatory and authorized tasks listed in the Skills Development Product only. The Fund does not support training providers that are not listed in the Skills Development Product.

Benefiting from the program is one-time, attending one training course in general skills, and attending one training course in professional skills. It is not possible to benefit from more than one training course in the same track.

A beneficiary can attend one training course in general skills and one training course in vocational skills. It is not possible to benefit from more than one training course in the same track.

Availability of personal information and educational data in the profile on the electronic services of the Human Resources Development Fund.

The maximum duration for training is 6 months.

The maximum duration for training is 10 days.

  1. Training and qualification for job seekers.
  2. Training and qualification for new employees in the private sector (who have not completed a year in the job).
  3. Training and qualification for employees in the private sector.

Multiple training methods have been incorporated into the "Maharāt" product to help the target audience acquire knowledge and skills. Two main methods of training have been used: remote training and classroom training.

A beneficiary can attend one training course in general skills and one training course in vocational skills. It is not possible to benefit from more than one training course in the same track.

The training provider must submit invoices for training costs to be disbursed through the fund's automated system before (90) ninety days have elapsed from the end date of the training

The disbursement of dues to participating training providers in the "Cadres" program
Due to technical challenges faced in developing the system, manual disbursement will be conducted for the second batch. Training providers participating will be contacted to provide them with a list of trainees who received the first batch of payments so that the disbursement procedures for the second batch can be completed. Afterwards, a rescheduling will be done for those who have not passed the test and obtained the certificate, so that both the first and second batches can be disbursed to them.

The beneficiary can evaluate the training course at the end of the training course through electronic surveys accessed via the electronic services of the Human Resources Development Fund.

The beneficiary in the training courses must commit to attending according to the specified time and duration, actively participate in activities and training tasks, complete all program requirements, and work to invest what has been acquired of knowledge and skills in the training courses and positively reflect it on performance during work.

The Fund supports training courses accredited by licensed training providers accredited by the authorized bodies, or training providers whose training execution is within their regulatory and authorized tasks listed in the Skills Development Product only. The Fund does not support training providers that are not listed in the Skills Development Product.

No, the beneficiary cannot do so. The training program must be selected from a licensed training provider accredited by the authorized bodies, or training providers whose training execution is within their regulatory and authorized tasks listed in the Skills Development Product only. The Fund does not support training providers that are not listed in the Skills Development Product.

No, rejection of the training provider's application to enroll in the training course does not affect the utilization of the Skills Development Product. The beneficiary (trainee) can apply for other training courses.

No, the training provider is not allowed to start implementing the training courses until the course is approved in the HRDF's electronic system. Any expenses incurred before the approval and authorization of the training course in the system will be forfeited, and there will be no entitlement to claim such costs.

Training entities that meet the eligibility requirements for the program can register in the electronic services of the Human Resources Development Fund, then follow the registration steps by downloading the user guide through the link here.

An individual who meets the eligibility conditions for the program can register in the electronic services of the Human Resources Development Fund, then follow the registration steps by downloading the user guide through the link here.

Training entities that meet the eligibility requirements for the program can view the training entities’ guide for the Maharat product through the link here.

Distance training courses are required to be accredited by the National Center for E-Learning.

Benefiting from the program is one-time, attending one training course in general skills, and attending one training course in professional skills. It is not possible to benefit from more than one training course in the same track.

Due to the technical challenges facing the development of the system, the second batch will be manually disbursed, and the participating training authorities will be contacted to provide them with a list of trainees who were disbursed in the first batch, in order to complete the disbursement procedures for the second batch. Those who did not pass the test from the beginning and have obtained the certificate will then be rescheduled in order to be paid for the first and second batches.

The beneficiary can evaluate the training program at the end of the training program through electronic questionnaires through the E-Services of HRDF.  

Yes, the system assists by correlating certain fields based on your previous inputs.

Yes, the system displays error messages before submission and provides guidance on how to correct the inputs.

Yes, the system displays guidance messages on how to correct inputs.

The system provides the option to preview the request before submission in certain transactions.

Yes, some of your personal data is retrieved from the National Information Center.

Yes, the user is informed about the actions taken on their request and guided on how to successfully complete the request.

Yes, the system sends messages and notifications confirming successful completion through various means.

Yes, you can access previous transactions, review job advertisement lists, and view your support tickets.

Yes, this is possible by clicking the 'Save as Draft' option, allowing you to return to the entered data later and complete the procedures.

Yes, you can edit the information you entered while building your profile. Information retrieved from the National Information Center can be edited through the access platform.

You can access your profile by browsing the main menu of services, then clicking on 'Profile.' This will provide you with options to manage your account, select settings, and preferences.

The employing establishment can evaluate the training program at the end of the training program through electronic questionnaires through the (electronic services of the HRDF).

Profit, non-profit and government training entities can participate in the program, for which the conditions of training entities for enrollment in the program apply.

The beneficiary can withdraw one day before the start of the training program. However, the beneficiary cannot withdraw after the start of the training program, but they can apply for other training courses. This can be done through the electronic services of the Human Resources Development Fund.

No, the training body has the right to add additional requirements for admission and selection of applicants. It considers it suitable for the requirements of its available training course

Your admission to the training program depends on the procedures of the training body and you can start with the training body after approval of your application for the training course, and the start date of the training is according to the date set by the training body during introducing you to the training program.

The training courses are implemented by training providers licensed by accredited bodies, or training entities for which conducting training is part of their regulatory duties. The training provider is responsible for delivering the training program and the quality of its content.

The training programs are carried out by the training entity licensed by the authorized accreditation bodies, or the training entities whose training implementation is among their organizational tasks, and the training entity is responsible for providing the training program and the quality of its contents. 

 After the training entity accepts the application to join the training program and the training program has started and the training program has not been attended to the training program, the beneficiary cannot benefit from the program again and is considered to have benefited from the program.

Beneficiaries can apply for more than one training course. However, upon acceptance into one program, all applications for other training courses will be cancelled.

The duration of the training courses depends on the training programs and their fields offered by the training provider. When applying for a training course on the portal, you can find out the duration of the training program.

The support includes one training course for the beneficiary in general skills and one training course in vocational skills, according to the training costs that do not exceed the maximum limit for each training course. The fund covers the training costs for training courses in general skills remotely up to a maximum of 1200 Riyals and for classroom training up to 2000 Riyals per trainee in the training course. It also supports training courses in vocational skills remotely up to a maximum of 1800 Riyals per month and classroom training up to 3000 Riyals per month per trainee in the training course. These courses are conducted by training providers licensed by accredited bodies or training entities for which conducting training is part of their regulatory duties. Their training courses are accredited in the Skills Product, and payments are made only to the training providers, not to the establishment or the trainee.

No fees are required to join the 'Maharat Product' or to enroll in any of its training courses.

It is required to have an effective IBAN bank account that matches the name of the training body. The bank account must be one of the banks licensed with the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia only, and no other bank account is accepted. The training body is responsible for updating the bank account if any modification occurs to it, and the IBAN bank account is added ( Through the electronic services of the Human Resources Development Fund (through the establishment file).

It requires that the training programs offered remotely be accredited by the National Center for E-learning. 

The training entity can submit invoices for the disbursement of training costs for each session per session on the automated system of the Fund no more than 3 times. 

When the invoice is rejected from the Fund and returned to the training authority for review, it must be submitted to the automated system of the Fund before (60) days from the date of rejection.

The training provider commits to ensuring that the individual's job field is compatible with the vocational training course.

The training courses in the Skills Program cover a wide range of different training fields in both general and vocational skills.

The Fund shall bear the costs of remote training up to a maximum of Sar 1,200 for the training program according to the hourly rate (SAR 30 per hour). The class training includes a maximum of SR 2000 for the training program according to the price of the training hour (SR 50 per hour), and the costs provided by the training authorities are studied by the Fund and the costs may be supported by less than the upper limit and as the Fund deems appropriate.

The training provider, when adding the training course, should ensure that the training cost does not include Value Added Tax (VAT), whether the course is in general skills or vocational skills, and whether the training method is classroom-based or remote. The training provider should also attach the VAT registration certificate and the General Authority for Zakat and Income certificate if available.

The Fund covers the costs of distance training up to a maximum of 1800 SAR per month (or 82 SAR per day), and in-classroom training up to a maximum of 3000 SAR per month (or 136 SAR per day). The costs provided by training providers are reviewed by the Fund, and support may be provided at amounts lower than the maximum based on what the Fund deems appropriate.

The minimum training hours per day for professional skills are 4 hours for remote training, and the minimum training hours per day for vocational skills are 5 hours for classroom training.

The maximum number of trainees per training course is 30 trainees, whether the training course is in general skills or Vocational Skills, and whether the training method is classroom or remote. 

Maharat Program targets two types of skills:

  1. General skills.
  2. Vocational Skills.

All eligible citizens in all regions of Saudi Arabia can benefit from the Skills Product, based on the availability of training courses offered by training providers.

All citizens who meet the eligibility requirements are entitled to enroll in the program and benefit from it.

  1. Preparing and developing job seekers with skills according to the needs of the labor market.
  2. Providing employers with qualified national human resources to work.
  3. Develop the skills of new employees to contribute to their stability on the job.

  • The training provider must be licensed by the authorized accreditation bodies, or the training provider must be one of the entities for which conducting training is part of its organizational duties.

     

  • The training courses must be accredited by the authorized accreditation bodies, or the training courses must be from entities for which conducting training is part of their organizational duties.

     

  • The trainee must be registered after obtaining a certificate of completion of the training program and have the certificate authenticated by the authorized accreditation bodies, or the certificate of completion must be from entities for which conducting training is part of their organizational duties.

  • Saudi nationality.
  • He must be at least 18 years old.
  • Be registered in the national portal for Labor (electronic services of the HRDF).
  • Be a job seeker, or be an employee on the job in the private sector (according to social insurance data).
  • Not to be an active government employee (according to the data of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development). 
  • He has not previously benefited from this program according to the program's support mechanism.
  • The eligibility of an individual beneficiary of the program is not affected by the Fund's support in other programs.

The support provided by the Skills Product includes assistance in obtaining the accredited training certificate if the beneficiary is employed, or ensuring employment within a maximum of 3 months from the end of the training program. The Human Resources Development Fund covers the training costs for general skills programs for remote training up to 1200 SAR and for classroom training up to 2000 SAR per training program. It also supports professional skills programs for remote training up to 1800 SAR per month and for summer training up to 3000 SAR per month per training program.

A support mechanism that enables the launch of training programs in general skills and professional specialized skills in partnership with the training authorities licensed by the concerned authorities, aimed at job seekers and employees in the private sector, with the aim of raising the skills of the target groups, increasing their employment opportunities in the private sector and increasing their stability on the job, by reducing the gap between the skills required in the job and the skills of the job seeker or employee. 

Launch Date 01/06/2023
Service delivery channels
Language Arabic
Beneficiary Categories Train and qualify job seekers, Train and qualify new employees in the private sector (who haven’t completed one- year in their jobs), Train and qualify employees in the private sector
Stage duration Immediately
Service cost Free
Payment methods Non

Contact number 8001222030
Email info@hrdf.org.sa

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