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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.

--- Ends/MS/KH

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Date:Dec 12, 2018
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