Over 2,900 cit­i­zens com­plete PDO’s job train­ing pro­gramme

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

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.

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