To ensure the achievement of the National Youth Program for Skills Development’s desired objectives and the impact’s sustainability, the Program’s work team designed and implemented an event for the Al Nashia Scheme graduates, which aimed to raise the awareness of the participants – who are in the 11th and 12th grades – regarding the importance of identifying their future choices in the postgraduate studies field, according to their preferences and abilities; along with enhancing their ability to choose their future majors, which will support the Sultanate’s trends in the (4IR) field, particularly in the advanced technologies.
This event was carried out over 3 days during the period from the 11th till 13th of July 2019; as more than 100 participants have participated from the Al Nashia Scheme graduates, who amount to 150 graduates coming from the various governorates of the Sultanate. The event’s program contained workshops in the personal skills field that focus on leadership, values, analytical and computational thinking, technical skills, design thinking, and personal planning skills, along with identifying the study fields and scientific specializations
Furthermore, learning sessions were provided using "Polyup", which applies the concepts of e-games on the educational content in an enjoyable and thought-provoking manner, and allows the students to gain many skills, such as solving challenges in creative manners and using logic and programming. This event also included intensive dialogue sessions between the participants and a number of Omani youth with local and international achievements, who shared their experiences at the academic level or in entrepreneurship and startup technology companies; in order to benefit the participants and answer their various questions. In addition, the participants were enriched with global experiences through direct visual contact via the Internet with a group of fluent Omani students studying abroad (in Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America); in order to benefit from their various expertise and experiences when choosing their future scientific schemes.
This event was realized in cooperation with a number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Sultanate managed by Omani youth in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) fields; as this event has helped the participating students in developing the decision-making and planning skills in the medium and long term; along with developing practical plans during the post-graduate studies years (within and outside the Sultanate).