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