MoM signs agreements worth RO2.6mn to train 841 Omani youths

Muscat - 

H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah al Bakri, the Minister of Manpower has signed 15 agreements for training national workforce through a job-linked programme in private training institutions.

As many as 841 people will be trained in technical areas, as cashiers and machine operators at a total cost of RO2.6mn, a press release said.

H E Muna bin Salem al Jardani, Undersecretary for Technical Learning and Vocational Training in MoM stated that these agreements will work on training and qualifying job seekers for period ranges nine months to a year after which job opportunities will be provided to them.

H E Hamad bin Khamis al Amri, Undersecretary for Labour Affairs in MoM said that the ministry plans to implement a new on-the-job training programme that targets job seekers with qualifications lower than general diploma, general diploma holders, graduates from technical institutes and degree holders.

Trainees will be paid a stipend, with MoM paying RO150 and the company bearing rest of the wage agreed upon, during the entire training period ranging from one to two years, the release said.

MoM has signed an agreement with the Omani India Fertilizer Company (OMIFCO) on providing 100 training and employment opportunities in technical and administrative areas for the current year to job seekers from South Sharqiyah.

Agreements were also signed with Bahwan CyberTech for training in India of 34 youths, the Institute of Technical and Administrative Training (156 trainees), the Institute for Rehabilitation and Development (36), Khimji Training Institute (25), Oman Tourism College (32) and National Hospitality Institute (15), Consolidated Contractors Company (50), Arab Institute for Financial and Administrative Studies (40), Institute of MHD (15), the Bahwan International Institute for Technology (80), Institute of Technical Services Training (60), International Institute for Occupational, Health and Environment Safety (25) and the Technical Institute of Printing (17), the release stated.

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