It will be held below the auspices of H E Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court.
The occasion is the greatest gathering for technological project suggestions and it is devoted to the information and expertise presented at the National Youth Program for Skills Development, stated Dr Ali bin Qassim Jawad al Lawati, advisor for Studies and Researches at the Diwan of Royal Court and head of the programme.
Addressing the press at Al Wahat Club in Azaiba on Wednesday, Dr Lawati stated, “The event aims to have 100 ideas taken to the advanced stage to enable Omani youths to take them to the markets to serve society and support the national economy. Some 1,000 youths participated in the first stage of Al Shabab Scheme.”
He added, “The initial stage of Al Shabab Scheme was implemented in cooperation with Udacity, 1 of the top foundations in the field of virtual understanding. The efforts of 700 participants have been crowned with achievement and they managed to get Nano grade, an international skilled certificate that focuses on information science, computer software and digital marketing and advertising. These expertise are amongst the important necessary information in the fourth Industrial Revolution.
“In the second stage more than 700, including 600 Omani youths, will take part. Members of the jury included 70 people – 30 Omanis and 40 non-Omanis from different countries of the world.”
A hundred suggestions amongst them will be selected, he stated.
“Selected candidates will travel to Singapore and Switzerland to develop their ideas.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily