Sunday, 29 Jan 2023
Babcock invests in youth development through partnership with Outward Bound Oman

Babcock invests in youth improvement via partnership with Outward Bound Oman

The partnership will see up to 72 young Omani’s undertake difficult 4-day courses developed to create their self-awareness, self-assurance, resilience, leadership and team function abilities.

First established in the UK in 1941, Outward Bound now operates in 33 nations about the globe. Oman is the initial Arabic speaking nation to set up an Outward-Bound operation to create and challenge its human resource.

Since becoming established in Oman in 2009, Outward Bound Oman has delivered coaching for a lot more than 10,000 people. In 2014 it was additional established by Ministerial Decision, and not too long ago the initial of 3 National Training Centres was opened in the Sharqiya Sands. Construction of the second coaching centre, to be positioned in Muscat, will commence in April 2018.                                                                                    

General Manager Mark Evans commented that ‘we are extremely grateful that Babcock are choosing to invest the development of young people in Oman through supporting Outward Bound. Many Babcock apprentice engineers undergo soft skills training with Outward Bound in the UK each year. Outward Bound started in the UK in 1941 as a sea school, to train young sailors how to cope with difficult circumstances, and the maritime focus of Babcock fits well with our own maritime background’.   

Alastair Stangroom, Managing Director of Babcock in Oman stated that ‘Outward Bound is an organisation that Babcock knows very well in the UK and who we use to foster a greater sense of ‘the team’ in our young apprentices. That we continue to do so is indicative of the worth that we see Outward Bound offering in the broader improvement of our subsequent generation staff as they embark upon their selected profession. I am delighted that Babcock Oman is supporting Outward Bound Oman and its ‘skills for life’ ethos, and am proud to be element of the developing Outward Bound family’.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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