Or­pic cel­e­brates Omani trainees grad­u­a­tion

These grad­u­ates are part of Or­pic’s com­pre­hen­sive train­ing pro­gramme, which Or­pic un­der­takes on a yearly ba­sis

Times of Oman - - ROUND-UP -

MUSCAT: Un­der the aus­pices of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar Al Marhoon, Min­istry of Civil Ser­vice, Or­pic (Oman Oil Re­finer­ies and Petroleum In­dus­tries) cel­e­brated this week the grad­u­a­tion of 171 Omani trainees and the wel­com­ing of 147 trainees at a gala cer­e­mony held in Radis­son Blue Ho­tel in So­har.

These grad­u­ates are part of Or­pic’s com­pre­hen­sive train­ing pro­gramme, which Or­pic un­der- takes on a yearly ba­sis.

The event fe­lic­i­tated em­ploy­ees from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines such as me­chan­i­cal, elec­tri­cal & in­stru­ment engi­neers, HSE fire­fight­ers, process op­er­a­tors and engi­neers, etc who will form Or­pic’s first task­force cell work­ing in one of the com­pany’s ma­jor growth project, the Liwa Plas­tic In­dus­tries project (LPIC).

The cer­e­mony was also presided by se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, dig­ni­taries, CEO of Or­pic and the Ex­ec­u­tive team.

Or­pic Trainee De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme was es­tab­lished in 2011 and has trained more than 884 trainees to date. It is a pur­pose wise tai­lored train­ing pro­gramme made up of an in­tense 6 months class­room train­ing in state of the art train­ing fa­cil­i­ties and cur­ric­ula.

This is fol­lowed by another six months of on-the-job train­ing where trainees are given the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence and prac­tice the real work­ing life sit­u­a­tions in Or­pic’s op­er­a­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties, en­abling them to ap­ply ac­quired knowl­edge and sharpen their skills.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion Sul­tan bin Salim Al Habsi, chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of Or­pic stated, “The train­ing of young Omani youth is very cru­cial for it en­sures the strong, sus­tain­able and bal­anced growth of Or­pic and the na­tional econ­omy.”

Ahmed bin Saleh Al Jahd­hami, Or­pic’s CEO, said, “Or­pic is gearing up to be a glob­ally com­pet­i­tive com­pany in the oil re­fin­ing and petro­chem­i­cal in­dus­tries sec­tor, util­is­ing Omani com­pe­ten­cies that we are proud of. It is a vi­sion that can­not be re­alised with­out a qual­i­fied work­force that is ded­i­cated and pas­sion­ate. For that, we In Or­pic, firmly un­der­stand the im­por­tance of train­ing and its broad and pro­found ben­e­fits to both em­ploy­ees and the com­pany. These young minds will be sup­ported by men­tors and func­tion heads who will ac­tively seek to nurture and guide them into a bright fu­ture whilst bring the po­ten­tial of our peo­ple alive.”

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