88 trainees graduate from Starting Point programme
MUSCAT: The Ministry of Civil Service on Wednesday celebrated the graduation of 88 trainees from employees of the state’s administrative apparatus who underwent the advanced pioneering programme “Starting Point”, held in cooperation with the Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company Ooredoo, at the Grand Hyatt Muscat.
Shaikh Khalid bin Omar al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service, sponsored the celebration. The minister honoured winning entrepreneurs of the three first places. “Recycled Paper” project won the first place, “Collecting of Bread Remains” project got the second place and “Baisa of Goodness” won third place. The minister toured the accompanying exhibition which included 8 projects that have been implemented by the trainees.
The celebration programme included a speech by Kumail bin Baqir al Mousawi, chief executive of human resources at Ooredoo in which he announced a new batch of programme outputs who adopted Omani Woman Empowerment Approach in work and social life as they have passed the programme with full confidence in accordance with the skills of teamwork, projects and idea-adoption that accompanied the activities of the programme and the competition to win one of the top three places.
Ooredoo launched a training programme in collaboration with the British Council in order to enable Omani women. This year’s version of the programme included the participation of employees in the public sector throughout the Sultanate. They were trained in basic management skills, self-empowerment, communication, speaking and rhetoric.
It is noted that since the start of this programme in the Sultanate in 2014 and to this day, more than 392 Omani female employees graduated from the programme. — ONA