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Vale Oman grants six scholarships to International Maritime College.

Byline: Times News Service

MUSCAT Eoe1/4" Vale, the worldEoe1/4aos second largest mining company, has granted six academic scholarships to students from International Maritime College Oman (IMCO). The agreement was signed by Sergio Leite, managing director, Vale Oman; and Dr Abdulkarim bin Sultan Al Mughairi, general manager of International Maritime College Oman.

The partnership underlines the companyEoe1/4aos commitment towards developing the nation through job creation and providing the largest training and recruitment programme in the Sultanate.

Intensive training

The scholarships were awarded to students specialising in port-shipping and transport management. They will be required to undergo an additional month of intensive training at IMCO prior to joining Vale Oman and occupying various positions within the port area and distribution centre at the companyEoe1/4aos state-of-the-art pelletising plant in Sohar. The rigorous selection process was undertaken by ValeEoe1/4aos HR and technical team, where the students were selected on the basis of academic knowledge and technical skills.

Eoe1/4EoThis new initiative builds upon our existing systematic recruitment and training programme and will contribute to the development of the communities we are part of through creating promising career opportunities and transferring necessary skills for sustainable development,Eoe1/4A[yen] said Sergio Liete. Eoe1/4EoWe value our relationship with International Maritime College Oman and have complete confidence in the institutionsEoe1/4ao curriculum and training programmes. Our strategic partnership came about after months of diligent study and assessment of the educational spectrum of the Sultanate ensuring compatibility between both organisations,Eoe1/4A[yen] he added.

Willem de Vries, Dean Academic Affairs of the International Maritime College Oman, said: Eoe1/4EoWe are proud of our students and are certain of their capabilities, passion and commitment to undertake the opportunity presented to them by Vale which will undoubtedly provide a dynamic and inquiring environment to cultivate their skills and allow them to be part of an iconic project in the Sultanate. Our memorandum of understanding with Vale has continued to bear fruit since 2007 and we are very happy to contribute to ValeEoe1/4aos high-standard recruitment policy.Eoe1/4A[yen]

Backed by the internationally-renowned STC-Group from Rotterdam in the Netherlands with more than 25 years of experience, IMCO is the GCCEoe1/4aos only maritime college and provides an innovative learning environment for more than 800 students from all over the region in the maritime, transport, and oil and gas industries, led by international professionals with hands on training.

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Date:Sep 28, 2009
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