Thursday, 21 Jan 2021
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is supporting the training of more than 900 young Omanis as part of its efforts to create more than 50,000 job opportunities in and outside the oil and gas industry between 2017-19.

PDO supports instruction of more than 900 young Omanis

The organization on Wednesday signed 4 agreements with partners who will employ the trainees upon their effective completion of the programme which will final from six to 18 months, stated a press release.

The partners contain the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), Muscat Municipality, Bright Torch solar specialists, and Mazoon Dairy Company.

The signees provide the trainees complete-time jobs in a assortment of sectors, which includes teaching, sales, and solar panel installation.

Abdul Amir bin Abdul Hussein al Ajmi, PDO’s external affairs and worth creation director, who signed the Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the organisations, mentioned, “This is the latest move by PDO to go beyond our natural boundaries to fulfil our landmark commitment to support the creation of jobs for Omanis. We are honoured to be working closely with valued partners from other sectors in this noble cause.”

He added, “PDO is devoted to supporting the sultanate’s economy by expanding perform possibilities for each Omani guys and females so that they can develop a sustainable future for themselves, and it is important that we perform with each other with other organisations, private and public alike, to attain this objective.

“One area we are now focusing on is renewable energy which we think can be a big growth area for Oman generally. We hope that the training of dozens of young Omanis to work as solar panel installers will be the start of a much focus move in this area.”

The MoU signed with Muscat Municipality – the biggest instruction commitment in the present batch – marks the very first time that PDO has partnered with a government entity beneath the banner of instruction-for-employment.

Under the terms of the agreement, PDO will sponsor the instruction of 198 jobseekers to allow them to take up administrative, technical, economic and legal positions. It will also cover the upskilling of a additional 155 afforestation solutions employees to enable them to move to extended-term positions, bringing the total to 353 trainees.

Dr Ibrahim bin Abdullah al Rahbi, director basic of Human Resources at the Muscat Municipality, mentioned, “This programme, which is a mix of theoretical and sensible instruction, will provide us with competent employees educated to the highest requirements. The move is in line with our vision to make employees improvement 1 of our best priorities, guided by His Majesty the Sultan’s belief that the human element ought to be at the centre of improvement in the nation.

“This is a fine example of collaboration between the government and private sectors, and we would like to extend our appreciation to PDO for sponsoring this training and to every individual who played a role in making this co-operation possible.”

PDO has pledged to develop 52,000 job possibilities for Omanis among 2017-19.

Its National Objectives programme has currently produced much more than 55,000 job, instruction, transfer, and redeployment possibilities for Omanis in each the oil and non-oil sectors, such as hospitality, actual estate, style and aviation, because its launch in 2011.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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