National Programme aims to create right environment in Oman's labour market

Oman Tuesday 10/January/2023 16:49 PM
By: Times News Service
National Programme aims to create right environment in Oman's labour market
The programme makes continuous efforts to study the employment system.

Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik directed in the last meeting of the Council of Ministers to educate and encourage youngsters to engage in self-employment fields, and the importance of making job seekers aware of the work philosophy and culture and encourage all young people to engage in all areas of self-employment in the Sultanate of Oman in all sectors of the state.

His Majesty affirmed and urged all state institutions the importance of creating a suitable environment that helps citizens to join all jobs. This came in line with the directions and objectives of the National Employment Programme.

The National Employment Programme works through its scientific, vocational and training paths and builds national capacities to create the appropriate environment for citizens to join the Omani labour market by providing job opportunities for them, qualifying and training them in line with technological developments, the fourth industrial revolution and future skills.The programme also seeks, through its economic track, to educate and encourage Omani youth about the philosophy of self-employment and the importance of engaging in this important economic track, and to create a suitable environment for them in coordination with the various sectors of the state to enter effectively and successfully in this professional track, as the program has created economic and social capabilities and formed a work system Free guarantee for the Omani youth to enter this field with complete comfort, enabling him to be creative and productive in all fields.

Study the employment system

The National Employment Programme makes continuous efforts to study the employment system, both supply and demand, in order to find sustainable employment solutions and develop the work environment. According to the requirements of the various sectors of the labor market and their educational qualifications.

Spreading the culture and philosophy of self-employment

The self-employment initiative is one of the pivotal initiatives adopted by the National Employment Programme as one of the axes that are consistent with the programme’s work methodology in developing sustainable solutions in managing transformation in the employment system in the Sultanate of Oman. Self-employment is considered one of the fastest growing employment paths in various countries of the world, as the Sultanate of Oman pays special attention to developing the self-employment system as one of the career paths that has become attracting the interest of young people, especially among job seekers. The self-employment package comes as one of the initiatives launched by the program with the aim of providing integrated and interconnected facilities for self-employers in the Sultanate of Oman. A number of legislative and regulatory capabilities have been developed, in addition to facilities; It includes financing services, platforms for offering self-employment opportunities, account management service, as well as social protection, in a way that contributes to the sustainability and development of self-employment.

Empowering local administrations of the governorates

The National Programme for Employment places joint work with the governorates as one of the most important strategies for dealing with employment issues in the Sultanate of Oman. An implementation plan has been developed through which local administrations in the governorates contribute to the development of employment paths and opportunities in a manner consistent with the nature of opportunities and economic activity in each governorate. The program also seeks, in cooperation with their Excellencies the governors, to develop sustainable solutions to find job opportunities for each governorate, in a way that contributes to achieving sustainable development for all different sectors in the Sultanate of Oman. During these visits to their Excellencies the governors, the program signed a number of memorandums of cooperation aimed at rehabilitating, training and creating job opportunities for the people of the governorates in the sectors of tourism, fisheries, logistics, food security, manufacturing, technical fields, technology and information technology.

Achieving community partnership

The National Employment Programme seeks to achieve community partnership with various governmental and private agencies and community institutions with the aim of analyzing all business sectors in the Sultanate of Oman and working to provide sustainable solutions that are consistent with economic development plans on one hand and contribute to overcoming the current and future challenges related to the employment sector in the Sultanate of Oman. In this context, the programme signed a number of agreements and memorandums of cooperation with a number of governmental and private agencies, including an agreement to privatize the environmental inspection service in the concession areas in the Sultanate of Oman with the Environment Authority, and an agreement with Al-Hadaf Information Solutions Company to build and develop an interactive electronic platform for managing market data, and a memorandum of cooperation with Awj Al-Ibtikar Company for partnership in rehabilitating and developing national capabilities in the information and communication technology sector, and an agreement with Infospark to develop an electronic platform for "vocational guidance and career guidance", and an agreement with the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates "Madayn" to create a system of replacement and twinning of middle and higher job opportunities in the industrial cities affiliated to "Madayn", and a memorandum of cooperation with the Madayn Academy for Industrial Innovation on establishing a platform concerned with developing, qualifying and registering national capabilities and managing Omani products and services and linking them to government and private tenders and projects, and a memorandum of cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in the digital platform "Nafath" on the fields of training and employment, and a memorandum of understanding with Madayn Academy for Industrial Innovation, and a memorandum of cooperation with Al Jabr Company to rehabilitate national capabilities in the industrial sector E-commerce, and a memorandum of cooperation with Awj Innovation Company with the aim of qualifying and developing national capabilities in the information and communication technology sector and the technologies of the fourth and future revolution through the Dont Next program, and a cooperation program with the Omani Ship Management Company to qualify national cadres.