15,000 students in Oman to be trained for skill upgradation
The second edition of the National Youth Program for Skill Development - Al Nashia Scheme was launched under the auspices of the Diwan of Royal Court on Tuesday.
The programme aims at training 15,000 students, in grades 10 and 11 from every secondary school across the sultanate in 4IR (Fourth Industrial Revolution) in areas such as computational thinking and programming using Python language.
The programme focuses on equipping students with the modern-day tools and principles of the new economy, through exposure to long-life learning, online learning and through exposure to a range of life skills and international technology trends.
Speaking on the occasion, H E Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, said that the sultanate has always believed in the progress of its citizens. “Development is a continuous process; once we reach a stage it becomes a starting point for the next stage.”
H E Sayyid Khalid also praised the fruitful cooperation between the Diwan of Royal Court and the Ministry of Education (MoE), which played a major role in designing and implementing the programme.
Dr Ali bin Qassim bin Jawad, Advisor for Studies and Research at the Diwan of Royal Court, said that the second edition of the programme will capitalise on the accumulated knowledge, expertise and the modern technologies.
He said the programme seeks to prepare young adults with the attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to deal with different life situations, based on merging modern concepts with the digital educational content in an entertaining and inspiring manner.
Dr Jawad thanked the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and all the international partner institutions in designing and delivering the programme.