Over 2,900 citizens complete PDO’s job training programme
Muscat - Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) celebrated the graduation of 2,912 young Omanis who were enrolled as part of its Emdad initiative, specifically through the National Objectives programme.
The 16th batch was the largest in the history of the training-foremployment initiative.
The graduates were enrolled in different technical and non-technical training programmes which are in line with the company’s efforts to support government’s economic diversification drive. The batch included 830 female and 2,082 male graduates who are now qualified to work in a range of sectors and disciplines including information technology, security, marketing, sales, maintenance, business skills and kindergarten teaching.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre in Muscat under the auspices of H E Eng Azza al Ismaili, Minister of Technology and Communications.
Abdul Amir bin Abdul Hussein al Ajmi, external Affairs and value creation director, PDO, said, “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the latest batch of National Objectives graduates. We are proud of their achievements that will enable them to build careers, support their families and participate in building the nation.
“PDO is dedicated to supporting the sultanate’s economy and we are committed to extending our job creation efforts and diversifying our support beyond the oil and gas industry.”
Having successfully completed training lasting from six to 18 months at 12 different training institutes, the graduates were awarded international certifications in different trades enabling them to take up full-time paid positions.