The MoU signed at Daleel Petroleum headquarters in Muscat, outlines the strategic cooperation between the two parties in funding the OAA training programme [for theoretical ground instructors and flight instructors]. The programme will establish a platform to enable contribution to the sustainable development of Omani apprentices, a press release said.
The MoU was signed by Zhang Jianli, managing director and Abdullah al Shanfari, deputy managing director at Daleel Petroleum, Eng Abdul Amir al Ajmi, external affairs and value creation director at PDO and Captain Abdullah al Bulushi, chief executive officer of Oman Aviation Academy.
Under the MoU, both sides join efforts and express commitment towards the implementation of the 1.2 Training Levy. The training funds will be utilised to sponsor employment programmes for Omanis. The programmes will be delivered within the suppliers and vendors community under the supervision of the Oman Society for Petroleum Services, an initiative that ultimately contributes to the development of Omani economy.
Dr Hilal al Sawai, ICV Team leader at Daleel Petroleum said, “All relevant parties will leverage its capabilities and resources to scale up the skilling of young Omanis into the working force in their respective roles, thus achieving growth that serves to the best interest of our nation.”
Ajmi said, “PDO is pleased to partner with Daleel Petroleum on this training programme which will provide young Omanis with jobs in the aviation industry. Aviation is a sector where we have already created jobs in recent years and we are honoured to be working closely with valued partners from other sectors to fulfil our landmark commitment to support the creation of jobs for Omanis across different industries.”
Capt Abdullah said, “Oman Aviation Academy is the first aviation training academy in the Sultanate of Oman that aims to provide the highest standards for civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa region. The academy believes in developing and training its local workforce through providing various technical jobs to national cadres in alignment with the country’s 2040 Vision. OAA aims towards developing the capabilities of local talents and encourage the enhancement of technical skills.”