940 Omanis absolvierten Berufsausbildungsprogramm der PDO

Die Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), ein staatliches Erdöl- und Erdgas-Unternehmen, hat jüngst den Abschluss von 940 jungen Omanis im Rahmen seines Ausbildungsprogramms für Arbeitslose gefeiert.

940 Omanis graduate from PDO's job training programme

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) on Wednesday celebrated the graduation of 940 young Omanis as part of its training-for-employment programme.

The 11th batch of graduates is the largest in the history of PDO's National Objectives Programme, which was launched in 2011 to create employment and training opportunities for jobseekers, according to a press release.

The graduates were enrolled in different technical and non-technical training programmes which are in line with PDO's efforts to support the government's economic diversification drive.

The current batch included 92 female graduates who are qualified to work in a range of occupations including commercial promoters, HSE (health, safety and environment) advisors, real estate brokers, airline crew as well as two who will be appointed as drilling fluids engineers in the oil and gas industry.

The graduation ceremony was held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre under the auspices of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.

PDO's external affairs and value creation director Abdul-Amir Abdul-Hussein al Ajmi said, "The graduation of the largest batch in PDO's history is a great milestone showing that we are progressing in our commitment to develop young Omani talents and intensify our in-country value drive."

Having successfully completed training lasting from six to 18 months at nine training institutes, such as TATI and Dalama, the graduates were awarded international certifications in different trades which will enable them to take up full-time positions as scaffolders, electricians, HSE officers, mechanics, welders, drilling fluids engineers and cabin crew.

These positions are provided by more than 30 employers including Oman Air, INCO Engineering, Halliburton and Oman Trading Establishments. Graduates from the Oman Real Estate Association (ORA) programme will work independently as real estate brokers.

Since 2011, PDO's National Objectives Programme has secured more than 45,000 jobs, vocational training, redeployment, transfer and scholarship opportunities to Omani jobseekers. This year, PDO targets the creation of 17,000 such opportunities. "Today's announcement shows that we are on track to meet our target of more than 1,300 graduates for this year, who we will train so they may acquire the skills and qualifications necessary to take up full-time positions," Ajmi added.

Quelle: Muscat Daily, muscatdaily.com, 02.05.2018