Muscat: Al Masarrah Youth launched its second cycle of the ‘Mahtat’ programme in partnership with bp Oman, which aims to equip and train 300 jobseekers specialised in electrical engineering degrees through various interactive, theoretical and practical workshops. It also builds their technical skills to help grant them a license to practice electrical work and compete in Oman’s labour market.
Ibrahim Al Hinai, social investment specialist commented: “We are pleased to support the launch and delivery of the second cycle of this programme which helps upskill the local labour market in the field of engineering in line with Oman’s 2040 vision. We also look forward to helping these jobseekers gain their licenses so that they can practice electrical work independently.”
Mohammed Al Yaqoobi, Chief Executive Officer at Al Masarrah Youth, added: “A total of 28 electrical engineering graduates participated in the last cycle of the programme, both male and females from across all governorates of Oman, with bachelor’s degrees, higher diplomas and diplomas. A total of 25 participants were able to attain their licenses to practice electrical work and 10 of them gained job opportunities as well. We hope that through this new cycle we will be able to benefit more Omani jobseekers.”
It is worth mentioning that this practical electrical license will allow the young Omani to legally practice electrical work independently, in line with health and safety protocols and standards, whereby previously, through the first cycle of the programme, 8 participants were able to work on their own personal projects effectively.