Takatuf en­ables next gen­er­a­tion of tech­ni­cal en­gi­neer­ing pro­fes­sion­als

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An­swer­ing the call to help pre­pare the next gen­er­a­tion of highly qual­i­fied, com­pe­tent and job-ready grad­u­ates for Oman’s en­ergy sec­tor, Takatuf Oman has an­nounced projects un­der­way to es­tab­lish two, state-of-the-art tech­ni­cal train­ing in­sti­tutes in part­ner­ships with Sch­lum­berger and Petro­fac.

The an­nounce­ment was made on the oc­ca­sion of the visit of H E Eng Salim al Aufi, Un­dersec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Oil and Gas, and H E Dr Muna bint Salim al Jar­daniya, Un­dersec­re­tary for Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Vo­ca­tional Train­ing in the Min­istry of Man­power.

The event recog­nised the rapid progress be­ing made by Takatuf, Sch­lum­berger and Petro­fac in bring­ing to mar­ket valu­able in­vest­ments in tech­ni­cal train­ing that will en­able the en­ergy and util­i­ties sec­tors to ac­cel­er­ate the rate by which they train and em­ploy Oman’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­ni­cal en­gi­neer­ing pro­fes­sion­als.

“With ev­ery new project that is con­ceived to­wards the de­vel­op­ment of Omani hu­man cap­i­tal, in­dus­try and ed­u­ca­tion move in tan­dem one step fur­ther to­wards a work­force well-equipped to re­spond to our econ­omy’s call to in­no­vate and ex­cel,” said H E Dr Muna.

She added, “The value of these projects, par­tic­u­larly in terms of fu­ture ca­pa­bil­i­ties, is im­mense: More op­por­tu­nity for pro­fes­sional growth opens the doors to our work­force, mak­ing a greater im­pact on not only our coun­try’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment but also their own per­sonal and pro­fes­sional fu­tures.”

H E Eng Aufi, said, “It’s promis­ing to see Oman’s pri­vate sec- tor step­ping up to help our sec­ondary school and univer­sity grad­u­ates re­alise their pro­fes­sional po­ten­tial in the fields of tech­ni­cal en­gi­neer­ing. The world­wide oil and gas sec­tor is rapidly evolv­ing and it’s cru­cial for our econ­omy that Omani pro- fes­sion­als are pre­pared to re­spond ef­fec­tively.”

“Oman’s push to­wards a greater role for In-Coun­try Value is based largely on the de­vel­op­ment of its hu­man cap­i­tal and the po­ten­tial of our labour force to ef­fec­tively re­spond to our re- gion’s fast-grow­ing com­pet­i­tive­ness,” said Ibrahim al Harthi, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Takatuf Oman. The Oman In­sti­tute for Oil & Gas, or ‘in­stOG’ is a jointven­ture be­tween Takatuf Oman and Sch­lum­berger Oman en­vi­sioned as a pre­mier state-of-theart in­sti­tute ded­i­cated to train­ing and equip­ping en­gi­neers and geo­sci­en­tists with the right skills to de­velop, op­ti­mise and sus­tain Oman’s oil and gas re­sources.

“The in­sti­tute’s spe­cial­i­sa­tion will be ac­cel­er­at­ing growth and em­pow­er­ing ca­reers,” said Mohsin al Hadhrami, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Sch­lum­berger Oman.

“The con­cept is to pro­vide high school leavers, tech­ni­cal diploma grad­u­ates and even ex­ist­ing em­ploy­ees with the tech­ni­cal train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to make an im­me­di­ate and valu­able con­tri­bu­tion,“said Karim Os­seiran, vice pres­i­dent of Petro­fac Train­ing Ser­vices.

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