Sohar Aluminium (SA) held a graduation ceremony for 31 Omani nationals who underwent a training programme at SA’s Sohar Industrial Training Institute (SITI) recently.
The institute is accredited by the Ministry of Manpower as a Technical Training Institute. The graduation ceremony was held at Crowne Plaza Sohar and attended by the management teams of Sohar Aluminium, Moon Iron and Steel Company, members from the National Training Fund and officials from the Ministry of Manpower.
During the ceremony, Ahmed al Kharusi, general manager, human resources and corporate affairs, SA, said, “Having gained certification from the Ministry of Manpower under the name of Sohar Industrial Training Institute, Sohar Aluminium is able to contribute to spreading the benefits of its facilities in the form of training services to neighbouring companies and support them in their Omanisation efforts.”
He wished the graduates success as they embark on their careers. The trainees were presented with certificates issued by SITI.
The training was delivered following an agreement between SITI and the National Training Fund (NTF). SITI trained 31 Omani diploma graduates in two different disciplines, electrical and mechanical, for a period of ten months.
The main aim of the programme was to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to the trainees to fill the gap between their academic studies and the industrial environment. This will in turn increase their employability and increase Omanisation in different fields in the labour market.
The course included English language, environment, health and safety and technical aspects. With the completion of the training, the candidates have joined Moon Iron and Steel Company as technicians.
The training programme was the second successful collaboration between SITI and NTF.