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40 Omani gradutes join Octal programme.

MUSCAT: Forty Omani graduates have enrolled in Octal Petrochemical's engineering training programme to develop a highly qualified and talented Omani workforce.

The 18-month development programme centers on cultivating the company's business core competencies, ranging from health and safety training, quality and environment management systems.

Behavioural competencies focus on time management, business, work ethics and effective communications skills while technical competencies encompass engineering fundamentals, polymer/PET process and technology training; mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance in addition to information technology and enterprise resource planning.

"We have designed and institutionalised this programme with on-the-job training to build and groom technical expertise and new capacities in manufacturing technologies among engineering students so that they can assume positions of leadership presented not only by the company's growing operations but also by this burgeoning industry," said Kamal Eisa, Head of Training & Development at Octal.

"We believe that the employment and development of Omani talent is fundamental to our success, which will carry us through to future ventures," Eisa noted.

18-month programme

"By ensuring that individuals reach their full potential and reap its rewards, we are laying the foundations for a sustainable model that promotes active participation in advancing the country's socio-economic status," Eisa added.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Jan 19, 2012
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