PDO celebrates graduation of a new batch of Emdad initiative trainees

Oman Wednesday 07/June/2023 19:26 PM
By: Times News Service
PDO celebrates graduation of a new batch of Emdad initiative trainees

Muscat: The Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) celebrated today the graduation of 228 young Omanis as part of its Emdad initiative in collaboration with the “Musalih” platform.

The ceremony was held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in Muscat under the auspices of Sayyid Salim Musallam Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour for Human Resources.

Following an agreement signed in 2020 between PDO and the Musalih platform, the graduates joined a training programme in specialised technical fields including plumbing, fixing and installation of electrical connections.

Qualified graduates will join Musalih, which is an online handyman services platform. It links Omani professionals with customers in need for household services. Through the platform, customers can choose the type and timing of service, with clear prices and within a short time.

The Emadad initiative seeks to improve employment opportunities for Omani jobseekers by providing vocational training, scholarship opportunities and apprenticeship programmes.

Emdad continues to co-ordinate directly with relevant government and private sector entities to create sustainable opportunities aligned with job market needs.