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Oman LNG to provide cybersecurity training to university students

25 Jan 2021

Attesting to its robust In-Country Value (ICV) initiatives, Oman LNG has signed an agreement with the University of Technology and Applied Sciences to provide certified training opportunities for 200 instructors and students on cybersecurity, a press statement said.

The agreement – signed by Dr Saeed al Rubaie, the president of the university, and Harib al Kitani, the chief executive officer of Oman LNG – ‘translates the company’s bold commitment towards supporting and nurturing local talents and skills, as it encapsulates developing instructors and students for future training’, Oman LNG said in the statement.

The initiative additionally follows Oman LNG’s efforts in developing ICV content, besides boosting environment and opportunities for this mission in Oman. 

‘Such ICV efforts by Oman LNG will continue to benefit business development in Oman, contribute to capacity building efforts, as well as stimulate innovations in the Omani economy,’ the statement added.

“We extend our warmest gratitude and appreciation to Oman LNG for their funding and contribution to this project,” said the university president, adding, “Through this project, we target enhancing the readiness of our students in cybersecurity-related majors to compete with international and local labour markets.”

“Such partnerships assist us in achieving our goal of having a joint co-operation whose scientific and cognitive benefits accrue to students, faculty members and technicians,” Rubaie said. Cybersecurity has become a basic requirement and a renewed skill needed by students and all workers in the educational institutions alike, he further said. 

The Oman LNG CEO expressed his happiness saying, “We are delighted to collaborate with the University of Technology and Applied Sciences on this initiative to nurture local talents and boost skills development. We have great plans to further develop our ICV portfolio with initiatives we supported recently, and plan for many to come. Through such initiatives we reflect our robust commitment towards supporting the youth by developing their career capabilities.”

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