Matterz Concludes Teqdar and Teqdar 60 Minutes

Roundup Friday 10/May/2024 11:52 AM
By: Times News Service
Matterz Concludes Teqdar and Teqdar 60 Minutes

Matterz, in partnership with bp Oman, has concluded two programmes Teqdar and Teqdar 60 minutes in its fifth edition, in a closing ceremony held under the patronage of HE Sayyid Dr.Munther bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Vice-Chairman of the Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit. Teqdar programme aimed at upskilling the young national workforce to increase their employability. Teqdar 60 minutes further supported this by guiding and supporting the participants toward exploring potential career paths in a safe environment and working with mentors to develop their strategic plans to achieve their goals. This year, a total of 193 participants benefitted from the programme and 30 trainees advanced to the final training stage of the programme, of which 20% are currently employed.

The programmes included various training workshops, interactive activities, on-going assessments, curriculum vitae guidance and real-time practice for job interviews with human resources specialists, simulations, and employment clinics. This provided an integrated training experience, reducing the gap between the jobseekers’ abilities and the labor market requirements.

Maryam Al Amri, CEO of Matterz, commented: “Teqdar programme is an innovative model designed to create a positive impact on jobseekers in Oman. It works by upskilling and developing their capabilities to meet the requirements of the current labour market and in the future. This is done through comprehensive training which is designed based on local and international research, as well as by consulting with various experts.”

The programme provided a three-month internship opportunity in both private and public sectors along with various consultation sessions facilitated by experts, notably in Teqdar 60 minutes, utilizing mentor experiences to share knowledge and skills with the trainees.

Ibrahim Al Hinai, Social Investment Manager at bp Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar, commented: “We are proud of the impact we have created through the Teqdar programme delivered by Matterz, which focuses on developing our national capabilities and increasing employment prospects for our future generation. This programme aligns with bp’s sustainability aim of helping people build sustainable livelihoods and resilience as well as Oman 2040’s vision of enhancing employment.”

Through the last five cycles of the programme, more than 860 trainees benefitted from the programme of which 14% are currently employed.