With His Majesty’s Blessing, the Diwan of Royal Court Announces the Imminent Launch of a New National Initiative Targeting the Youth

November 16, 2017

With His Majesty’s Blessing, the Diwan of Royal Court Announces the Imminent Launch of a New National Initiative Targeting the Youth

With the blessing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Diwan of Royal Court is announcing the imminent launch of a new national initiative targeting the youth through the implementation of the National Youth Program for Skills Development. The procedures and requirements for application, selection and admission will be announced soon. 

This Program is part of the noble approach of His Majesty the Sultan, focused on the development and improvement of human resources, and is a continuation of the national programs sponsored by the Diwan, beginning with the National CEO Program for the private sector and the National Leadership and Competitiveness Program for the government sector. “The National Youth Program for Skills Development aims at building a community of young Omanis prepared for the knowledge-based society and qualified for work fields consistent with current and future economic needs, and expanding the base of skilled youths for them to take charge in the various fields of work,” said HE Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court.    

His Excellency added that “the Program design will be based on the international ASK model focusing on three axes: Attitude and work ethic, which will center on promoting national identity, including work ethic and the ability to communicate with various cultures; technical Skills, aimed at providing skills related to the different fields of work; Knowledge, which will focus on the basics of leadership skills as well as on the foundations of self-learning and the development of innovation and its use in the various fields of work.”

The overall framework of the program has been developed in fruitful cooperation with leading specialized international institutions, ensuring the provision of content combining academic base with scientific experiments.