MUSCAT: With the blessing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Diwan of Royal Court announced that a new national initiative will be launched soon targeting young people through National Youth Development Programme. The procedures and conditions of the application process will be announced later.
The programme comes within the context of the Royal approach of His Majesty the Sultan, which focuses on the development of human resources and the continuation of the series of national programmes sponsored by the Diwan of Royal Court, which began with the National Programme for the preparation of executive heads of the private sector and the national programme of leadership and competitiveness in the government sector.
Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, said: “The objective of the National Youth Skills Development Programme is to develop a youthful Omani community capable of entering areas of work consistent with current and future economic needs and enhancing the youth base of competencies to be responsible in various fields”.
He added: “The programme will be designed on the basis of the international ‘Ask’ model, which focuses on three themes: Attitude, Values and Ethics, which will focus on promoting national identity, including work ethics and the ability to communicate with different cultures.” The second theme is technical skills, which will provide skills related to different fields of work.
Finally, the Knowledge Hub, which will focus on the basic contents of leadership skills, the foundations of self-learning and the development of innovation and employment in various fields of work.
The overall framework of the programme has been developed in fruitful cooperation with the leading international specialised institutions, ensuring that the content is provided combining the academic base with scientific experiments. — ONA