Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019 | 22 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
TRA, PDO ink pact to fund training of 200 job seekers

TRA, PDO ink pact to fund coaching of 200 job seekers

The programme will guide the trainees to set up organizations in the telecommunications sector. This initiative aims to Omanise jobs in the final mile connectivity (LMC) solutions, which are now occupied by untrained non-Omanis which contributes to unemployment levels amongst Omanis.

Additionally, the quantity of businesses supplying solutions has produced an unhealthy competitors by lowering rates beyond a sustainable level for effectively-established organizations to survive. Also, there has been really small regulation in the LMC sector, which has impacted the top quality of solutions supplied.

Dr Hamed al Rawahi, executive president of TRA, stressed, “The LMC programme is a great example of the way we should look to work in the ICT sector projects as we move towards the future of Oman. This is a programme that is designed and developed by Omanis, for the benefit of Omanis.”

Raoul Restucci, managing director of PDO, mentioned, “We are determined to sustain our efforts to create employment and business opportunities for job seekers in a variety of economic sectors including telecommunications. By joining forces with trusted partners, such as the TRA, we aim not only to create job opportunities for young Omanis, but also to equip them with the tools and skill sets which will empower them to start their own businesses.”

Omar al Qatabi, chairman of the project steering committee, mentioned, “This project is very ambitious as it would open new opportunities for many SMEs in the telecom industry directly with the licensed operators and would open the opportunity for job seekers.”

The very first phase of the project began in early 2018, in which, a number of concerned stakeholders such as the telecom operators, Oman Development Bank, the National Business Centre, Riyada, and other people worked jointly to create a strategic framework and governance policies to regulate LMC solutions and to accelerate national improvement of Omanis.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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