GBM and ITA launch training programme for graduates

Internship scheme to encourage Omani graduates into ICT sector

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GBM and ITA launch training programme for graduates The internship programme from GBM and Oman's ITA is intended to encourage graduates to join the ICT sector.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 17, 2015

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), and the Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman have launched a training programme to encourage Omani graduates to join the ICT sector

The systems integrator has developed a twelve month internship programme for trainees, which includes courses on technologies from IBM and Cisco, as well as on-the-job training with GBM in its Oman offices. The interns are working across a variety of GBM departments, including hardware, software, networking and sales within ongoing mentoring and support.

The partnership comes as part of GBM's ongoing efforts to provide the right tools and programmes to support the continued development of Oman's local ICT industry.

"The ICT sector in Oman is making significant effort to transition many of its services online as part of the Digital Oman Strategy, with training the job seekers in IT skills and awareness," said Ahmed Auda, general manager, GBM Oman.

"We look forward to working with ITA on this important programme and helping Omani job seekers to get that very important foothold in an industry that is helping to drive the country's economy and vision forward."

The internship has also provided on-the-job training in a number of hard and soft skills, familiarizing the local candidates with core technologies, IT fundamentals and trends, as well as data science and communication.

"As we at ITA drive ICT forward, it is imperative that we provide Omani graduates with the opportunities to make in-roads into this industry with the support of some of its biggest players." said Jalila Al Fanna, senior project specialist, ITA.

"As a company that works closely with the implementation of Digital Oman Strategy, as well as being well known for its work in the private sector, we are delighted to be working with GBM on this important initiative and helping increase opportunities and train a new generation of skilled ICT employees that continue to evolve Oman's industry."

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