Muscat, Duqm Refinery and Oman Sail signed a
pioneering agreement to improve the employability prospects of 100
students and young Omani graduates, by connecting them with
Oman’s maritime heritage.
A signing ceremony was held at Oman Sail’s headquarters, in
presence of Maithaa bint Saif al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the
Ministry of Tourism, Chairwoman of Oman Sail, and Eng. Hilal bin Ali
al-Kharousi, Deputy Chairman of Duqm Refinery and David Graham,
CEO of Oman Sail.
The agreement outlined the launch of a project consisting of
two programmes targeting grade 11 students and youth.
Both programmes will combine theory and outdoor practical
activities, using experiential learning to develop interpersonal skills,
such as communication, decision making and resilience, which are
relevant and highly valued in the workplace.
The project, named Al Nokheda, which means the ship’s
captain in Arabic, marks a further extension of Duqm Refinery’s already
significant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the local
community in the Governorate of Al Wusta and across the Sultanate.
The programme will be delivered in Arabic by a 100 per cent
Omani team from Oman Sail’s Corporate and Personal Development
(CPD) Department. Oman Sail has previously provided youth
development programmes to over 3,000 college and 1,500 school
students, as well as leadership and management training to more than
20 corporate clients, including the ground-breaking Khazzan Young
Leaders’ Programme initiative with BP Oman.
The training courses will include the schools’ programme for 16
and 17 year-olds, which will run from 4 to 6 November, with students
selected by the Ministry of Education. Omani youth aged from 18 to 25
and selected by the Ministry of Manpower will participate in their
programme from 11 to 13 November 2018.
Source: Oman News Agency