Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 | 16 Safar 1441
National Program for Developing Youth Skills launched

National Program for Developing Youth Skills launched

The programme focuses on the trends of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). Applications for enrolment opens this month and the initial instruction session will be held in August.

During a meeting with the consultancy team for the National Program for Developing Youth Skills, which comprises a quantity of talented Omani youths, Sayyid Khalid stressed that the national programme reflects the Royal Care accorded to youths and that they are at the core of national priorities.

The programme complements the national programmes supported by the Diwan of Royal Court to cover the public and private sectors.

The programmes target three,000 males and females in the age category of 15-29 across the sultanate. The two-year programme will raise the awareness and information of participants about the 4IR ethics, expertise and information, as nicely as the modern day technologies employed. The programme will adhere to two pathways with every of them targeting a specific age category.

Dr Ali bin Qassem bin Jawad, Advisor of the Studies and Researches at the Diwan of Royal Court stressed the integration in between the pathways of national programmes supported by the Diwan of Royal Court.

He stated that the National Program for Developing Youth Skills comes at a time when the globe is altering swiftly supported by 4IR.

The programme has two pathways, the initial of which is committed to youngsters in the age category in between 15 and 17 years. Participants will be educated in software program, robots, logical pondering, digital media and digital citizenship.

It is becoming implemented in cooperation with a quantity of international organisations, such as Ligo of Denmark, Firetech of UK and German University of Technology (GUtech) in Oman, in addition to a quantity of instruction businesses.

The second pathway targets youths in between 18 and 29 years on the 4IR ethics, expertise and information. The programme consists of a foundation stage in which participants will be educated via e-understanding platform.

Those who effectively full these programmes will get ‘NanoDegree’ – a new sort of international certificate that focuses on understanding 4IR technical expertise. The programme focuses on 3 majors namely information science, software program and digital advertising. It will consist of weekly virtual and person sessions. The foundation stage qualifies participants for the programme in the second stage.

The initial stage will be followed by a six-week instruction programme in Oman and abroad for outperforming trainees primarily based on transparent and cumulative assessment method. The programme will concentrate on 4IR applications and information, as nicely as citizenship in digital information. It will be implemented in Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne of Switzerland, in addition to other organisations in Oman and abroad.

All applicants will be topic to fair, transparent and correct testing method as per competitive criteria. The testing method will be carried out by an skilled independent organisation in the field of creating human sources and efficiencies that will carry out the choice and evaluation method.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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