As part of its social responsibility and ongoing efforts to support the education sector, Arab Bank has recently sponsored the “Job Shadowing” program implemented by INJAZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.
The educational program provided the opportunity for twenty students to visit and spend a full workday at six branches of Arab Bank with the aim to acquaint the students with a real life work place environment. The exercise focused on exploring the relationship between the academic (theoretical) knowledge acquired in school and the skills required in the working environment of the bank.
Commenting on this initiative, Mr. Tareq Haj Hasan - Senior Vice President, Head of Branding at Arab Bank said: “Our continued cooperation with INJAZ dovetails with our corporate social responsibility program “Together”, through which we attach great importance to supporting the education sector given its vital role in achieving sustainable community development.” Haj Hasan added: “The program is an effective initiative towards strengthening and enriching the learning process through deploying interactive activities that build the skills and abilities of our students and expand their understanding in line with the latest developments, which in turn prepares them to deal with future opportunities and challenges.”
Mr. Muhannad Al Jarrah, Executive Director at INJAZ, stated that the “Job Shadowing” program implemented in cooperation with Arab Bank and the Ministry of Education aims at encouraging students to learn about the different career paths through field trips that focus on building their practical knowledge and provide them with an insightful orientation in this respect.
He added that INJAZ’s cooperation with Arab Bank through this program covered different aspects, mainly familiarizing students with the real workplace environment in general and banks in specific. The students experienced the work environment firsthand through their direct interaction with Arab Bank volunteering staff, who took the students through the latest developments in the industry and encouraged them to set and pursue their own career goals and plans.
It is worth mentioning that Arab Bank has taken an active role in the community by adopting a comprehensive strategic approach and collaborating with several NGOs to achieve economic, social and environmental sustainable development. “Together”, Arab Bank’s corporate social responsibility program, is a multi-faceted program that works on improving and developing different aspects of the community. Through a variety of initiatives and activities, the program aims to serve the community in the areas of health, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, education and orphan support.