Muscat: Oxy Oman representatives recently attended the awards event for the company’s exclusively sponsored Awtad 3D Printing Educational Program and competition. Now in its 2nd edition, Awtad trains students, teachers and job seekers in 3D printing technology, to help develop their skills in the field. The program is falls under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, and organized and conducted by InnoTech, an Omani SME specialized in 3D printing technology.
The awards event was held at the Ministry of Education under the auspices of H.E Majid Al Bahri, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Administrative and Financial Affairs. Oxy Oman’s Nasser Al Maskari, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, attended along with senior representatives of the company.
Over the course of the year, Awtad held a series of practical workshops to engage over 100 students, 39 teachers, and 30 job seekers from across the country in designing and creating 3D printed products and objects. The program aims to provide practical knowledge students and job seekers, and enable them to use 3D printing technology to create solutions for real life challenges, and encourage creativity and entrepreneurship through 3D printed products.
“Now in its 2nd year, the Awtad program is in line with Oxy Oman’s Social Responsibility objectives of supporting cutting-edge technological innovation and education, particularly with youth in Oman. We’re proud to celebrate the winning student projects, and to continue advancing creativity and educational excellence across the Sultanate,” said Steven Lauver, President and General Manager at Oxy Oman.
This sponsorship falls under Oxy Oman’s endeavor and long-term commitment to support programs that enhance innovation and creativity, and is part of Oxy Oman’s endeavor and long-term commitment to support programs that enhance economic growth and sustainable development and that yield positive impacts in the neighboring communities.