Muscat: The Ministry of Manpower organised an “open day” titled “Behaviour and Skill” at vocational colleges in Al Seeb and Saham between 8am and 12.30pm on Wednesday, to allow potential students and future employers to visit the colleges and learn about the courses offered.
A statement from the Ministry said, “The activity aims to build a bridge between the college and the local communities that surround it. It also serves as an opportunity for current trainees to learn about the opportunities that will be open to them in the future Omani job market by opening a direct line of communication between the students and the local market.”
A spokesperson from the Ministry of Manpower said, “Such open days follow our mission of preparing people for the job market according to national standards, in a way that follows the idea of a ‘lifetime education’ that is ‘accessible to everyone’. We wish to fill the market with the highest and most updated skill levels possible.”
“Today’s open day is exemplary in that it sends the correct message to all those who seek an education. We intend to put locals in contact with businesses so that the private sector can make use of the marine, craft-oriented, artistic and agricultural skills that we imbue into the students,” the spokesperson said, adding, “This year’s ‘behaviour and skill’ version is but a continuation of last year’s success, which we achieved with a similar project called ‘welcome’.”
The spokesperson said, “Vocational training offers various skill sets open to all nationals in accordance with regulatory order number (244/2015). All students have ample opportunities to find a firm and region in the Sultanate that fit their own abilities