15,000 stu­dents in Oman to be trained for skill upgra­da­tion

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Con­tin­ued on

(Mus­cat Daily)

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