ITA, Na­tional Train­ing Fund sign agree­ment to sup­port Oman­i­sa­tion

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

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.

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