Oracle trains Qatari nationals

In line with the trend towards training GCC nationals in the latest technology, Oracle has set up a JobTrack programme with the Qatar Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMAA) and Agriculture.

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By  Guy Mathew Published  March 24, 2002

In line with the trend towards training GCC nationals in the latest technology, Oracle has set up a JobTrack programme with the Qatar Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMAA) and Agriculture. The programme, which lasts 12 weeks, is aimed at teaching graduates software development skills to use in the MMAA or elsewhere.

“Qatar is currently in the process of implementing a number of strategic e-government and IT upgrade projects, all of which require a highly skilled and sustainable IT workforce. The Oracle JobTrack programme provides a framework for creating a long-term pool of trained Qatari nationals to fully realise these public sector objectives,” said Fadhel Hajes Al Kaabi, IT Director for the MMAA.

The programme comprises Java application software development and e-business applications software development delivered by instructors and also on an e-learning basis.

“The MMAA chose to partner with Oracle for this crucial project based on the company’s customised training programme, which is focused on preparing GCC nationals to lead major IT and software development projects. The Ministry is determined to both create new employment opportunities for Qatari nationals and contribute to Qatar’s overall economic development by bringing the latest IT skills to the next generation of government leaders,” continued Al Kaabi.

The joint Oracle/MMAA programme is slated to begin on 24th March 2002, and will initially include 14 Qatari nationals.

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