First skills unit for lo­gis­tics sec­tor to be es­tab­lished in the coun­try

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Oc­cu­pa­tional Stan­dards Cen­tre (OSC) has li­censed the Oman Lo­gis­tics As­so­ci­a­tion (OLA) to es­tab­lish the first-of-its-kind Sec­tor Skills Unit (SSU) for the lo­gis­tics sec­tor in Oman.

The li­cence was handed over at a cer­e­mony held at the head­quar­ters of the Min­istry of Man­power (MoM).

SSU un­der the guid­ance of OSC is go­ing to play a piv­otal role in de­vel­op­ing the com­pe­ten­cy­based skill de­vel­op­ment sys­tem in the sul­tanate.

As one of the Tan­feedh ini­tia­tives, OSC un­der MoM is man­dated to sup­port the es­tab­lish­ment of SSU as sec­toral in­dus­try-rep­re­sen­ta­tive bod­ies.

Speak­ing on oc­ca­sion Dr Mo­hamad al Na­j­jar, di­rec­tor of OSC, said, “De­vel­op­ing the in­dus­try ready lo­cal work­force is of ut­most im­por­tance for the suc­cess of Oman­i­sa­tion ef­forts. OSC will be reg­u­lat­ing the de­vel­op­ment of the Na­tional Oc­cu­pa­tional Stan­dards (NOS) and its ap­pli­ca­tions through SSU to align the skill de­vel­op­ment ef­forts in the sul­tanate to meet in­dus­try de­mands.”

Brief­ing about the role of SSU in the skill de­vel­op­ment sys­tem Dr Aflah al Hadhrami, chair­man, OLA Board, has high­lighted that SSU will play a cen­tral role in de­vel­op­ing a de­mand-driven skill de­vel­op­ment sys­tem. SSU will pro­vide a plat­form ‘for the in­dus­try by the in­dus­try’ to cap­ture the in­dus­try’s skill de­mands and oc­cu­pa­tional stan­dards.

Badar al Shidi, de­vel­op­ment of op­er­a­tions, GM, OLA thanked OSC for se­lect­ing it as the host­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion for the SSU for lo­gis­tics sec­tor.

He com­mented that SSU will sup­port OLA’s ef­forts to bring stan­dard­i­s­a­tion and in­dus­try co­op­er­a­tion in skill de­vel­op­ment for the sec­tor. The cer­e­mony was at­tended by the rep­re­sen­ta­tives from MoM, Min­istry of Trans­port and Asyad group, Tan­feedh Com­mit­tee Mem­bers, in­dus­try ex­perts from lead­ing lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies and of­fi­cials from OSC and OLA.

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Of­fi­cials at the hand­ing over of the li­cence cer­e­mony

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