The ceremony was held beneath the patronage of H E Dr Humood bin Khalfan al Harthi, Undersecretary for Education and Curriculum in the Ministry of Education. It was attended by Eng Yousuf bin Mohammed al Ojaili, BP Oman president, and government officials as nicely as specialists in the fields of engineering and technical education in Oman. Supported by BP Oman, the new centre aims to leverage the expertise of students and young specialists interested in innovation and technologies by supplying a number of educational programmes, sensible workshops and co-operating spaces and collaborating with different institutions.
Fahad al Siyabi, CEO of Engineering Village, mentioned, “At Engineering Village, we believe that the best way to contribute to the future of Oman is through developing the skills of the next generation. We specifically focus on the fields of electronics, coding, programming, mechanics, microcontrollers, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and information and communications technology (ICT) because these are the main areas we need to be strong at if we are to compete in tomorrow’s world. This centre is another step in a long journey towards achieving these goals, and we are glad to have BP Oman as a strategic partner in this project. We have other two centres in Nizwa and Sohar.”
He added, “Whether you are at the age of six or 60, a expert or merely pursuing a hobby, the centre has sensible workshops for individuals of all ages and interests. The centre is open to the public seven days a week among 9am to 9pm which includes the weekends.”
“We are delighted to support the establishment of this new platform which we believe will boost learning and growth opportunities in addition to empowering the community to be future-ready. Technology continues to move at a rapid pace and it is important to infuse crucial skills among students and young professionals. We believe this new centre will have a positive impact,” mentioned Shamsa al Rawahi, BP Oman’s Social Investment Programme officer.
Information Source: Muscat Daily