SAWAED PARTICIPANTS EARN PRACTICAL SKILLS IN THE LOGISTICS SECTOR
Oman Logistics Center (OLC) at ASYAD Group, has successfully conducted training sessions for (5,203) students and career guidance professionals from various governorates of the Sultanate, where the Program participants earned practical skills in the logistics sector and were acquainted with career prospect and future in logistics companies.
Sawaed Program, implemented by the Human Capital Team at the Oman Logistics Center, aims to keep pace with the potential growth of job opportunities in the logistics sector through vocational training developed based on international quality and standards.
The Program also aims at employing human capital as a key factor for the growth and prosperity of the logistics sector by nurturing national talents and promoting a research and development-centric logistics environment, leading to innovation and prompt adoption of cutting-edge technologies across the sector activities.
Highlighting on Sawaed Program, Amina bint Khamis Al-Siyabi, Human Capital Strategist at Oman Logistics Center, stated that: ” Sawaed Program was launched in 2016 to attract national talents and raise awareness about career opportunities in the logistics sector. In the last two years, the Program has trained more than 315 students, organized visits for 708 trainees to logistics companies, provided lectures to more than 3000 students, and contributed to qualify more than 680 career guidance professionals affiliated to the Ministry of Education, through logistics lectures in various governorates of the Sultanate”
“The training is one of Sawaed initiatives to provide students of both the logistics industry and its supporting specializations, such as finance, marketing and otherwise, with the necessary skills for future employment. The Program offers students with practical experience in logistics companies, where they get an opportunity to learn about the work environment and build relationships with the professional cadres in various logistics entities.”, Amina Al-Siyabi added.
She emphasized that, through Sawaed Program and under the slogan of –Towards a Promising Logistics Sector -, OLC focuses on promoting the attractiveness of the logistics sector, through highlighting growth opportunities in the sector and its role in strengthening the national economy.
She pointed out that, the Program targets various age groups including school, colleges and university students, as well as trainees, workers in other sectors, professional partners in the logistics sector, and job seekers.
Sawaed Program activities also include organizing exhibitions, job fairs, mobile tours, national and international events, and conferences, preparing career guidance and educational material on logistics. Amina added.
During the quarantine period of Corona Virus (Covid-19), the Program has conducted a “Distance Lectures Initiative” for more than 500 participants from various governorates of the Sultanate, where it targeted students who are about to graduate from general diploma, parents and career guidance professional, she explained.
Amina Al-Siyabi emphasized that, Sawaed Program also gives a great attention to children under the age of four through its “Logistics Month Initiative” which includes entertaining audio-visual educational tools and games that explain the logistics industry by land, sea and air transportation, as well as warehousing and storage operations. In addition to organizing field visits to logistics companies.
She concluded that, there is also a summer logistics program targeting college and university students. The program includes educational lectures on the logistics sector, the fourth industrial revolution, field visits to ports, visits to logistics companies, and organizing competitions about the sector under the same slogan of “Towards a Promising Logistics Sector”.