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Youth Vision’s capacity development programme ‘Taqder’ prepares young Omanis to enter job market with confidence

Youth Vision’s capacity improvement programme ‘Taqder’ prepares young Omanis to enter job industry with self-confidence

The initiative was sponsored by BP Oman’s Social Investment Programme. The closing ceremony was held beneath the auspices of Jokha bint Abdullah al Shukili, director common of Universities and Private Colleges at the Ministry of Higher Education.

The occasion also witnessed the attendance of representatives from BP Oman as nicely as CEO’s and managers of different organizations and institutions.

Shamsa al Rawahi, BP Oman’s Social Investment Programme officer, mentioned, “Taqder programme reflects our commitment towards empowering Omani graduates and job seekers, equipping them with the essential tools to enhance their possibilities in this increasingly competitive industry.

“The success of the initiative reiterates BP Oman’s commitment to further invest in such capability development programmes, which support national priorities and inspire growth throughout the national workforce. We congratulate Youth Vision for this achievement.”

The ceremony started with welcoming attendees and introducing the initiative. Following that, a video highlighting the journey of the trainees beneath Taqder was played. Later in the evening, participants of the programme have been offered the platform to present the projects they had worked on to senior executives to boost their employment possibilities.

The projects have been in different fields such as marketing and advertising, economic, administrative and other individuals to address the wants of institutions exactly where they educated. They also shared their all round expertise of functioning in tiny and medium sized enterprises.

Maryam Khalifa al Amri, chief executive officer of Youth Vision, mentioned, “Taqder programme has enabled us to further understand challenges that job seekers face. The initiative contributed to the preparation of students before graduation by developing the work skills required in the market in a practical manner, not only through traditional teaching methods used in educational institutions. We will be working towards developing and expanding the programme further to reach more potential jobseekers. Furthermore, it has the ability to be applied in colleges and universities to provide students with the necessary skills to overcome labour market challenges.”

During the programme, participants went by means of different phases, such as challenges, discussions and competitions. Furthermore, numerous field trips have been organised, which contributed to the enhancement of participants’ teamwork, values, self-self-confidence and issue-solving abilities.

The initiative witnessed a registration of 475 participants, out of which 150 have been chosen for the very first stage. They underwent different instruction workshops beneath the supervision and evaluation of a specialised committee.

Subsequently, 11 participants have been certified for the second stage, which was a 3-month sensible instruction in the SMEs. Through the programme, 16 instruction and job possibilities have been supplied.

“The stage where we trainees worked on projects for the SMEs has had the greatest impact on the development of our skills. It has enabled us to apply what we have learnt through the implementation of effective operational plans,” mentioned Wafa al Saidi, trainee at Xeem Management Consultancy and participant of Taqder.

“People are always looking for jobs in larger organisations and ignore the importance of working in SMEs. Through the programme, Youth Vision managed to correct this common misconception and opened doors to more opportunities for job seekers,” mentioned Nouf al Lamki, participant of Taqder.”

Taqder was a joint collaboration in between Centre for Career Guidance at Sultan Qaboos University and the Omani Society for Human Resources Management (OSHRM). It aimed at imparting crucial and essential information needed to enter the job industry with self-confidence in a sensible manner. Furthermore, the programme sought to boost awareness about profession specialisation, progression and distinct functioning environments.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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