Muscat, xx February 2018: KhimjiRamdas Social Development Arm, Eshraqa and Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) commenced the Eshraqa-OPAL Training for Development (TFD) series of workshops. The programme’s initiative forms the basis of a MoU that was signed between Eshraqa and OPAL, last year, as part of a joint commitment to build the Sultanate’s national capital resources.Eshraqa through its Khimji Training Institute (KTI) and under the Training Initiatives for Nationals Program, will train 100 Omani professionals from various OPAL member organisations through the TFD series with the aim of enhancing their skills in communication, leadership, management, business writing and more. The first programme of the series was held on February 21st and 22nd at KTI premises in Azaiba.
Commenting on Eshraqa’s commitment to the country’s goal for developing its human capital, Nailesh Khimji , Director at Khimji Ramdas said, “We are committed in building up the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude of talented Omani professionals in order to enhance our nation’s skills base. It forms part of the objective under Eshraqa that is focussed on optimising potential for learning and developing across all trades and professions in response to the country’s manpower requirements. This is an initiative that we are happy to be partnering with OPAL on as the organisation shares our own philosophy on enhancing learning, leadership and career development opportunities for Omani youth that show promise.”
Abdullah AL Sinani the HR Executive Manager in OPALreiterated the importance of Eshraqa’s initiative and for its commitment to empower our stakeholders in oil and gas sector by providing Professional Development Trainings to working professionals of OPAL and various OPAL member organizations. These trainings will bridge the gap between their skills set and job demand in this current dynamic environment. This will surely enhance their productivity and that help them achieve their fullest potential. ”
The programme’s Training for Development will offer 100 complementary seats for Management Development Programmes over a two to four-day course for Omani nationals working at OPAL and its member concerns. There are also 10 seats for career development programmes extending six to eight months for all Omani nationals employed at OPAL or its member companies.
The courses are segmented into two and three-day workshops that will spanthroughout the 1st quarter of thisyear. Topics covered include Advanced Excel, Effective Business Writing, Managerial Effectiveness and Leadership Skills, Supervisory Skills, Effective Presentation Skills and Microsoft Project.