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Omani job seekers graduate from Najeh program

Eleventh batch of graduates completes ICT program held by ITA and Exceed

The Najeh Jobseeker Program trains graduates in ICT skills and certifications.
The Najeh Jobseeker Program trains graduates in ICT skills and certifications.

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman has marked the graduation of the eleventh batch of trainees from its Najeh Jobseeker Program.

The ITA, represented by the Digital Society Development Division, hosted the 15 graduates of the ICT training course, which is conducted by the ITA in co-operation with Exceed IT Services. A graduation ceremony was held at Grand Millennium Muscat under the patronage of Dr. Salim Bin Sultan Alruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, and attended by a number of representatives from Microsoft and Exceed IT Services.

Dr Alruzaiqi commented: "I believe after the completion of Najeh Program, those 15 graduates will be valuable assets in the IT field for any company or organization seeking to hunt highly trained and knowledgeable Omani talents."

The Najeh Jobseeker Progam was established in 2010 by the ITA as part of its Licensing Agreement with Microsoft. The program gives jobseekers a six-month training program in various areas of ICT, to help graduates to gain on the job skills and experience. Since launch, more than 165 Omanis have been trained by the program.

Jalila Abdullah Alfanna, senior project specialist at ITA, said: "Najeh Job Seeker is an extensive comprehensive specialized training program for six months in ICT field, which offers training and job attachment opportunity to new Omani IT graduates and job seekers. The 15 graduates of this batch received more than nine certified courses in deploying the latest version of Windows operating system and MS office over the training period.

"Through Najeh Jobseeker program, ITA trained IT graduates and enabled them to obtain Microsoft/non-Microsoft Professional certificates and practical experience by involving them in real projects executed by Exceed. It aims at bridging the gap between ICT industry professional skillset requirements and fresh IT graduates as well as providing on job training opportunities in real ICT market," she added.

The program includes various practical and theoretical aspects such as attending workshops in ICT, along with involving in a number of real projects carried out by Exceed Services and helping the participants to acquire the fundamental skills required at workplace.