WELCOME FUTURE SEEKERS

Future Seekers initiative is a unique program exclusively designed by Misk Foundation to further accelerate the Kingdom's digital transformation by equipping and preparing 100K Saudi learners with core skills for the future of work

This initiative comes in response to the current rapid changes and global shifts in technological advancement that accelerated the arrival of the future of work. This program will help enable the Kingdom’s youth in being ahead and building the Saudi tech eco-system to be ready for the jobs of tomorrow

Be ahead and start your future now!

Start your future now!

Future Seekers Journey

Goals

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To support and promote innovation and creativity in advanced technology training to fulfill the Saudi Vision 2030

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To develop and prepare Saudi youth for the careers of the future

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To spearhead the Kingdom’s vision in digital transformation with the support of its ambitious youth

Key figures

Future Seekers
Future Experts

Who are future seekers?

Ambitious, young Saudi men and women across the Kingdom and around the world

 

Why Participate?

Be one step ahead

Learn the necessary skills for the future of work and contribute to the Saudi vision 2030

Seize the opportunity

This initiative offers a unique rare opportunity for those seeking to develop their skills in fields affecting the future of work

Future Seekers Partners

FAQs

What is The Future Seekers Challenge?

Future Seekers Challenge is an online learning program that has two phases and aims to engage and enable 100,000 Saudis to further accelerate the Kingdom’s digital transformation, and build Saudi’s tech ecosystem

What are the benefits of this program?

In phase 1, Participants will learn the fundamentals of Future of Work. If they qualify for Phase 2, participants will be able to enroll in a Nanodegree program to learn in more depth about their preferred track, which will help accelerate their careers

Who is eligible to enroll?

Only Saudi Nationals are eligible to participate in the program

What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

To enroll on the program, no prior experience is required. However, basic computer skills such as managing files, navigating the Internet, and running programs will be useful. Participants will be taught everything they need to know

Are there any fees for enrollment?

The Future Seekers Challenge is sponsored by MISK Foundation, and is free of charge for participants in Phase 1 and Phase 2

What is the duration of the Future Seekers Challenge?

The Future Seekers Challenge is a two-phased challenge. Phase 1 is designed to run over a period of 6 weeks (1.5 months), during which participants will learn about the fundamentals of the Future of Work. Phase 2 is designed to run over a period of 8 weeks (2 months) for students who qualify from phase 1. However, the program is self-paced and, hence, can be completed over a shorter or longer period than the suggested periods

How long will the Future Seekers Challenge run for?

The Future Seekers Challenge will be ongoing on a rolling basis until 5th May 2021

Is this program online, in-person, or a combination of both?

The program is fully online. Throughout the program, participants learn through online videos in their classroom and interact with peers, instructors and coaches on their community platform

How do I enroll in the program?

For phase 1, Participants can simply enroll by visiting the Future Seekers website

Can I change the email address that I have used to enroll?

No! You should maintain the email address you used to make your application for the entire duration of your course in order to retain your eligibility for scholarship

What is the assessment at the end of the Future Seekers Challenge (Phase 1)?

There is an assessment at the end of Phase 1 in order to get certified in “The Future of Work Fundamentals”

What are the criteria to be selected for Phase 2 (Nanodegrees)?

Participants who complete Phase 1 are eligible to take the entrance exam for their preferred Nanodegree. Details are shared prior to the exam date. Exam takers with the highest scores will be selected for the Nanodegree scholarships

What are the available dates for the Phase 2 entrance exam?

Participants who complete the Future Seekers Challenge (Phase 1) and get their Certificate of Completion between 10th November, 2020 and 28th January 2021, will be eligible to book and sit for the entrance exam (“final assessment”), which will take place on 1st February, 2021. The entrance exam allows participants to compete for scholarships in the first cohort of Phase 2 (Nanodegree Program), which will start around 10th February, 2021

Participants who obtain their Certificate of Completion between 29th January 29 and 6th May, 2021, will be eligible to book and sit for the entrance exam, which will take place on 16th , 2021. This entrance exam allows participants to compete for scholarships in the second cohort of Phase 2 (Nanodegree Program), which will start around 25th May 2021

When can I sign up for the Phase 2 entrance exam?

Participants will be able to sign up for Phase 2 entrance exam (“final assessment”) once they complete the certification assessment for Phase 1

Each participant is only eligible to apply for one Phase 2 Nanodegree, as part of the Future Seekers Challenge

How can I know if I have qualified for Phase 2, and when does it start?

Participants who have been selected for a Nanodegree scholarship (Phase 2) will be notified by email with all the details prior to the Phase 2 scholarship start date

 Can I compete for the Phase 2 (Nanodegree) scholarship more than once?

Participants will only be permitted to sit the the entrance exam once to be able to compete for a place in Phase 2

Can I withdraw /postpone learning after I have been enrolled?

The option to withdraw from the program or postpone learning outside the program time windows is not possible