Muscat: In their continued mission to spread the ICT culture in the country, Oman Information Technology Society (OITS), in collaboration with Microsoft, launched the “MaharaTec” initiative to upskill the nation’s future leaders and talent, enhancing their capabilities in the field of communications and information technology.
This addition to the industry will empower young professionals to acquire all the necessary knowledge and skills to improve the labour market in line with the objectives of Oman Vision 2040.
“The ICT field is witnessing rapid growth, and we are happy to support Oman’s 2040 vision, which aims to create diverse economic opportunities for the sector,” said Dr Salim Al Ruzaiqi, Oman Society for Information Technology Chairman. “This partnership with Microsoft will enrich the experience of the Omani youth and train them in one of the most essential career paths of today so that they can gain the in-demand expertise on ensuring their lead position in a knowledge-based economy of the Sultanate.”
The goal of MaharaTec seeks to enhance the confidence of the functional community in educational outcomes in the IT sector. The courses will ready the youth for proficiency as a software developer, data analyst, IT administrator, IT support & helpdesk, project manager, digital marketer, financial analyst, graphic designer, customer service and sales.
“MaharaTec is a valuable project that generates opportunities for young talent in the country to hone their skills and gain career-building experiences, which contributes to strengthening the future of the IT industry,” said Shaikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, Country Manager for Microsoft Oman and Bahrain. “I would like to thank the OITS for its fruitful partnership with Microsoft, as we move forward in promoting innovation and advancements in the country’s knowledge-based economy.”
Reimagining industries in the new normal, Microsoft remains committed to its core pillars of global education and skilling future workforce initiatives, as these courses will equip young technology-driven professionals with the appropriate tools and skills to secure and grow the country’s ICT environment. This will enable the nation to build resilient infrastructure, enhancing and catering to the new demands of their digital economy.
The MaharaTec programme will continue to operate for one year, while participants are free to choose the courses and dates that are suitable to their learning requirements. Further incentivising the skilling experience, OITS will cover exam frees for the first 200 participants who successfully pass the certification test.