NYPSD Complement Development Initiatives.
Muscat, Dec 12 (ONA) --- The National Youth Program for Skills
Development (NYPSD) came to complete the development initiatives
promoted by the Diwan of Royal Court through different national
programs that target public, private sectors and youths in general, said
Dr. Ali bin Qassim Jawad al-Lawati, Advisor of Studies and Research at
the Diwan of Royal Court, Head of the NYPSD during a press
conference held at Al Wahat Club in Muscat today.
He pointed out that the number of participants at the program
now stands at 1000 Omani youths. The participants received learning
through Udacity International virtual learning platform. The learning
enhances the participants' skills and knowledge with relation to the 4th
Industrial Revolution (4IR) applications.
The participants at the Program have to provide ideas for
technology based projects that can be turned into emerging projects or
technology-based ventures. The Program received more than 600 good
ideas for future emerging projects. He noted that the participant will
receive lectures and workshops to develop their ideas. They will
present their ideas before arbitrators and assessors. One hundred
ideas will qualify to join the second stage of the program.
"The success rate of participants to get Nano-degree (the first stage of
the program) stood at 74%," he added.
"The technology idea race for Oman youth, which will start next Friday,
includes intensified sessions by Google on developing ideas. There will
be another session on the business model. The session will discuss
the project mechanism and how to create added value either in service
or in the product.
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