Awareness drive on automotive careers in Oman

Oman Tuesday 16/February/2016 23:10 PM
By: Times News Service
Awareness drive on automotive careers in Oman

Muscat: In a bid to raise awareness among youth on opportunities in the automotive sector, the National Automotive Higher Institute (NAHI) has launched its multi-regional “School Visit Programme,” in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and National Carrier Guidance Centre .
The initiative will help deliver a series of lectures on the automotive sector, and how NAHI empowers students through a range of academic courses and modern facilities.
Over the next month, NAHI will make presentations to more than 500 youth in Muscat, Al Batinah South and Al Dakhliyah, discussing what the institute provides, as well as what it will enable students to achieve within the industry’s growing career prospects.
Strategic partners
Along with senior staff from Oman’s first specialised automotive organisation, a number of NAHI’s strategic partners are supporting its drive for greater awareness, including delegates from NAHI’s Shareholders.
“Oman’s automotive sector is growing in multiple avenues of speciality and requires professional technicians in multiple areas; such as marketing, parts management, customer service, body repair and painting, as well as light and heavy vehicle servicing and maintenance. It is important to capitalise on this opportunity through “centres of excellence” such as NAHI, as the industry’s development promises a diverse range of opportunities for the local job market, and new choices for motivated and inspired young Omanis,” said Haji Al Balushi, general manager at NAHI.
He added, “By raising students’ awareness on the potential of the domestic industry, we are supporting the automotive sector’s contribution to the economy by providing a trusted establishment to invest in the national workforce. As we present our programmes, we believe that Oman’s local talent will continue to be our ‘vehicle’ for driving higher economic returns and growth in the local market.”
Multiple disciplines
As the first specialised automotive institute in the Sultanate, NAHI serves to equip and empower Omani students as professional technicians across multiple disciplines within the automotive industry. As a centre delivering a two-pronged approach in the theoretical and practical aspects of automotive education, NAHI is now working with renowned international bodies, such as the Institute of Motor Industry (U.K.), to further its level of accreditation.
NAHI is the first specialised automotive organisation in the Sultanate of Oman, serving to equip students as professional technicians across multiple disciples within the automotive industry.