Omani youth graduate from ITA training programs

ITA celebrates graduation of 82 students from its ICT skills development programs

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Omani youth graduate from ITA training programs The skills programs help to improve the readiness of the students for the job market, says Alshanfari.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 29, 2018

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) represented by Digital Society Development Division, has marked the graduation of 82 students from its specialised ICT training programs with a graduation ceremony.

The trainees have completed different training programs that are intended to build skills of Omani youth, both jobseekers and government employees, with intensive courses in disciplines such as mobile development and professional IT skills.

The graduation ceremony also included a showcase of mobile apps and IT projects developed by the students.

Eng. Omar Bin Salim Alshanfari, Deputy CEO for Operations at ITA, commented: "We are delighted to witness the graduation of this number of job seekers who have completed intensive specialized IT training programs aimed at sharpening their skills to prepare them for the job market.

"These programs included the training of 46 graduates in mobile apps development who have successfully developed 21 mobile apps serving different business and social purposes, and 12 trainees who were sent abroad to work with leading tech companies to further improve their practical skills as part of IT Rangers Program as well as celebrating the successful graduation of 24 government employees and jobseekers who have undergone specialized training in various IT fields within Najih Program. I'm sure that those graduates will be a valuable addition to any organisation they join."

Hassan Fida Allawati, Director General of Digital Society Development Division, added: "ITA is committed to support the Omani youth and encourage them to innovate and gain knowledge in various ICT fields. To serve this endeavor, ITA has signed a number of strategic partnerships with a number of international and local IT companies such as Microsoft, HCL and Exceed IT Training Services. The aim of such partnerships is to provide a number of services including Omani youth training to help them to improve their skills and capabilities in different IT areas."

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