ITA, National Training Fund sign agreement to support Omanisation
Muscat - The Information Technology Authority (ITA) and the National Training Fund (NTF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday to support and facilitate Omanisation activities and build the national workforce capability in the field of IT.
The MoU was signed by Dr Salim Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, and Sharifa Tahir Aidid, CEO of NTF, stated a press release.
The purpose of the pact is to establish a strategic relationship between ITA and NTF to promote Omanisation and boost skill development activities in the IT field. Both entities will collaborate to encourage the enhancement of technical and vocational education and training in the IT sector.
In order to bridge the gap between market supply and demand, ITA and NTF will work together to develop the capabilities of the local workforce and to encourage the enhancement of technical skills in the IT sector.
Additionally, ITA and NTF will seek to promote productivity of the workforce by yielding efficiency through training programmes and learning from local and international best practices.
The agreement stresses the significance of conducting research and studies on conditions of the local labour market, and understanding the potential future requirements according to the trends and developments of the local workforce capability in the IT sector. ITA and NTF will cooperate to enhance the development of small and medium sized enterprises in the IT sector.