Education, HR & Training

OCI to launch SHE STEMS programme

Oman Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI) on Tuesday ( August 9, 2022) signed the SHE STEMS social development programme agreement with Oman Cables Industry (OCI) and the Ministry of Labour (MoL). 
Emphasising hands-on skills development and on-the-job training, SHE STEMS program aims to prepare more Omani women for the nation’s manufacturing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sectors.
Registration in the program starts in September 2020 with a first cohort of 20 Omani women who will attend an extensive six-month practical “Operating Maintenance” course certified by MoHERI. 
The training will be supervised by a number of highly proficient and qualified instructors. Upon completion, each participant will receive a SHE STEMS certificate recognised by MoHERI. 
The eligibility criteria for participants are: Omani nationals aged between 18 to 28 years who are registered as job seekers with the Ministry of Labour, and who have a General Education Diploma as a minimum academic qualification. Candidates who has attended other training supported by the Oman government won’t be considered as eligible. 
For enrollment, interested people can apply through before August 25, 2022. 
The programme was signed on behalf of MoHERI by Dr Rahma Ibrahim Al-Mahrooqi, Minister of MoHERI; for the MoL by the Ministry’s Undersecretary for Human Resources Development Salim bin Musallam Al Busaidi; and for OCI by the company’s CEO Cinzia Farisè. 
Al-Mahrooqi stressed the importance of engaging all vital sectors in the effort to achieve the goals of the nation’s comprehensive development plans, and to implement Oman’s ambitious Vision 2040 with regard to building promising national employees in all fields. 
Her Excellency Al-Mahrooqi also indicated the Ministry's keenness to cooperate with many sectors to ensure the quality of programmes
 directed at female graduates and job seekers is maintained. This would ensure that participants receive high quality practical skills and work ethics, which would qualify and empower them to compete in local and international labour markets.
Underlining its support for SHE STEMS, the Ministry of Labour affirmed its full readiness to cooperate in this qualitative programme and to provide the necessary support and incentives to contribute to the upgrading of human resources in the Sultanate of Oman.
According Farisè, the SHE STEMS programme is considered an important milestone in OCI’s social ambition to support the local community.
“As part of the Prysmian Group, OCI is launching SHE STEMS as a joint amalgamation with Prysmian’s sustainability development strategy and goals, and within the framework of the Prysmian Social Ambition 2030 objectives of diversity; equality and inclusion; digital inclusion; community empowerment; and employee engagement and upskilling,” Farisè explained.-TradeArabia News Service