The renaissance era in the Sultanate of Oman is experiencing significant reform. Thanks to the strategies and policies designed by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the architect of modern Oman, substantial importance has been given to invest in Oman’s human capital by focusing on the Education sector, Technical and Vocational Training, Human Resource Development and Small and Medium Enterprises.
In the 8th Five Year Plan 2011 – 2015, 34% of the total current expenditure has been allotted to improve the quality of learning, research and development and manpower training.
To highlight the surge in the Sultanate’s education, training and human resources sector, EduTraC Oman 2014 will take place from Monday 22 September to Wednesday 24 September, 2014 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. Held under the patronage of Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Manpower, EduTraC Oman will serve as a multisector recruitment event for higher education, training and job opportunities. It will provide an excellent opportunity for students, graduates and job seekers to meet with recruiters, admission officers, career counselors and HR personnel for academic opportunities and career guidance.
Higher Education at EduTraC Oman
The higher education pavilion will provide a window of opportunity for Omanis and Expatriate students to connect with more than 110 prestigious universities and higher education institutions from 22 countries. It will enable them to avail one-to-one career guidance from professionals in higher Education and obtain detailed information on more than 1500 featured educational programs from around the world.
EduTraC Oman has gained the interest and support of international renowned organizations related to the Higher Education sector like Education USA, Education Malaysia, Campus France, Eastern European University Association, FinnWay Learning, Ministry of Education and Culture – Cyprus, The Training Gateway, Dubai International Academic City, Embassy of United States of America – Muscat & AIESEC.
Said Amur Al – Rahbi – Director of Qualifications Equivalence & Recognition Department, Ministry of Higher Education quoted. “EduTraC Oman will contribute not only to the national development – it will also help establish many important international relations and stimulate the Higher Education sector in the Sultanate. The event is an excellent podium for aspiring scholarship and privately funded students exploring a wide range of choices in academic programs and campus location.”
The Diamond Sponsors for EduTraC Oman 2014 are Higher College of Technology, Majan College (University College), Dhofar University & Almotahida Education Group; Platinum Sponsors are College of Banking & Financial Studies, International Maritime College & Western Michigan University; Gold Sponsors are Hult International Business School, University of Dundee, Swansea University, University of Nicosia, RCSI Bahrain – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland & Education Zone. Al Ahlam Higher Education Services will participate as the ‘UK & Irish Counseling Partner’.
Kate Clarke, Managing Director at Al Ahlam Higher Education Services, commented, “The timing of the exhibition couldn’t be better, coming at the start of the academic year when students and school counselors turn their thoughts to suitable courses and universities. With so many options for study abroad, time spent on thorough research will ensure no hasty decisions are made and students will make the best choice for their individual needs.”
Training & Career Opportunities at EduTraC Oman
EduTraC Oman will highlight a special pavilion dedicated to vocational, technical and occupational training programs that will help in developing a skilled and competent national work force. EduTraC Oman will enable visitors to choose from and enroll in various training opportunities for specific job profiles. Top companies in Oman from Telecommunications, Banking and Finance, Shipping, Oil & Gas, Engineering and the Automobile sectors will participate to showcase and recruit prospective job seekers.
Sponsors for the Training pavilion are: Diamond Sponsor Polyglot Institute Oman, Rusayl Institute, Sohar International Institute, Knowledge Grid; Platinum Sponsor Oman National Training Institute, Tanfidh, ETS Global; Gold sponsors International Institute for Travel & Tourism Sciences, Technical & Administrative Training Institute (TATI), Occupational Training Institute LLC (OTI), Fujairah Aviation Academy, Reddots Training & Services.
Sponsors for Career pavilion are: Diamond Sponsor Omantel, Saud Bahwan Group; Platinum Sponsor Salalah Methanol Company, Competence HR, Port of Salalah, Oman Arab Bank & HSBC Bank: Gold Sponsors Ajyal-HR Solution & Services & McDonald’s.
Salim Omar Al Hashmi, CEO, Al Nimr Expo said, “We are thankful to the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Manpower for extending their valuable support which has contributed towards the success of EduTraC Oman 2014 and bringing in valuable participation from local and international institutions.”
Muktar Mirza, Project Director, Al Nimr Expo said, “EduTraC Oman 2014 will focus on key areas of education such as General Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education, and Training and Professional Development, with the commitment to deliver a well-rounded approach towards learning.”
A special pavilion for Education Supplies and Technology has been introduced offering a wide spectrum of education supplies and technology, to network with educationalists who are key decision makers and buyers seeking to find new products and services.