Funded by Oman LNG and facilitated by the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), the training programmes were designed to equip twenty candidates with the essential skills of the marketing discipline, and nurturing additional fifteen graduates' capacities to work in metal painting. The training spanned for a duration of seven and six months respectively for the two professions.
Supervised and arranged by local training institutes, the training took place in a conducive learning environment. In addition, the successful completion of the training programmes were linked to secured employment opportunities in a number of companies in the private sector, thereby boosting the Omanisation rate in this vibrant sector, an essential contributor to Oman's economy and a potential employer for many more Omani youth.
"The graduation ceremony reflects Oman LNG's bold commitment towards developing and training young Omani nationals. The training programmes develop a number of Omani youths to work in the private sector and boost Omanisation efforts," said Shaikh Khalid al Massan, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation. The training programmes fall under Oman LNG's Human Resource Development (HRD), a fund that targets nurturing job-skills that are attractive to the labour market. Through this fund, Oman LNG, since its inception, has been able to enhance local capabilities resulting in the employment by self-employment and job secured employment of more than 3,500 Omanis.
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