Muscat: More than 300 students will be attending Sohar's Summer Programme, initiated by the Sohar Port and Freezone under the supervision of the Directorate General of Education in the Governorate of North Al Batinah.
The Summer Programme will be completing its sixth year by accommodating more than 300 students from Sohar and the nearby province of Liwa.
Over the three weeks duration, the programme will help the youngsters to enhance their knowledge of English and arm them with practical skills they will need to help increase their employment prospects in the future.
The rapid industrialisation that is driving growth in Sohar is creating many new opportunities for young, local talents equipped with the right skillsets.
Mark Geilenkirchen, Sohar Port CEO, believes that every dollar invested in local education is an investment in all our futures.
"By helping to build stronger communities, with more sustainable economic success and more shared prosperity, everyone wins: the port, the Freezone, our tenants, our overseas investors, and the local community. We will continue to work closely with the Omani Ministries, local community leaders and our outstanding Summer Programme students in order to build a thriving regional hub in Sohar as the new gateway to the Gulf region," the CEO said.
The programme will run daily from 9-27 July, 2017 at International Maritime College Oman (IMCO), a specialist education and training institute in Sohar which normally offers diploma and degree courses for the maritime, shipping, port, transport and petrochemical process industries. During their summer break, school students from grades 6 through 9 will receive the kind of workshop-style tuition otherwise found in colleges of further and higher education.