Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) celebrated the graduation of 77 trainees recently. The event was held under the patronage of Dr Said bin Khamis al Kaabi, CEO of Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) and in the presence of Dr Salim al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA.

77 Omanis complete ITA training programmes

The graduates incorporated 44 trainees of the tenth batch of mobile apps improvement programme, 27 of the 16th batch of virtual reality intensive training programme and six trainees of the on-job training programme.

Dr Kaabi mentioned, “What we witnessed right now in this fantastic exhibition is a demonstration of the revolutionary spirit in attempting to simulate the virtual globe as nicely as interest in the creation of applications connected to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“The developed applications by graduates today show that our youth are equipped with the knowledge and know-how and they can create apps that can touch the lives of people.”

About the created apps, H E Said bin Hamdoon al Harthy, Undersecretary for Ports and Maritime Affairs in the Ministry of Transport and Communications and ITA’s board member, mentioned, “The applications made by the youth throughout their training period had been superb and promising. We have observed applications and intelligent programmes made by the trainees in the fields of education, well being, which can serve all segments of society.

“We hope that these programmes and applications will succeed in the future and reach the global market and this needs support from the government and private sector.” Dr Ruzaiqi mentioned, “Today, we celebrate the graduation of a group of Omani youth who have been trained in technical fields that are in line with global developments such as the development of smartphone applications and the simulation of virtual reality and have become fully qualified.”

On their experiences in the training programmes, Ahmed bin Mohammed al Balushi, a single of the graduates from the on-job training programme by SAS Center for Mobile Apps Development mentioned, “I was selected to complete the on-job training programme and the six-month period was full of new knowledge and experiences. Through daily or weekly lectures provided by trainers or by working on different types of applications.”

The occasion also saw an exhibition showcasing all the new projects created.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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