To align with international standards and with the objectives of Oman Vision 2040, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) on Monday launched Miran platform for blended learning. The platform will provide people with training material online along with traditional education.
Launched under the patronage of H E Dr Mahad bin Said bin Ali Ba’owain, Minister of Labour, the event showcased how Miran platform comes with four players – the trainer, the trainee, and the training institution, in addition to the ministry’s employees.
The Miran platform promotes blended learning approach through which trainees receive the training material electronically so as to raise the level of productivity of individuals to meet the labour market needs, in addition to traditional education in the classroom.
H E Sayyid Salim bin Musallam al Busaidi, Undersecretary for Human Resources Development in the Ministry of Labour, delivered a speech in which he said, “With an unrelenting will and determination towards placing our country on par with developed countries, the Ministry of Labour has always been translating words into actions, and today we are launching the Miran platform, which is the result of tremendous efforts made by our colleagues.”
“The Miran platform comes as a wonderful response to our era of speed, uncertainty, permanent change and challenge while responding to the increasing demands of the society. It seeks to strengthen the Omani knowledge and skills required to perform their jobs, and at the same time enable them to adapt to the rapid changes in the labour market and increase productivity,” he added.
H E Busaidi said Oman Vision 2040 represents the dream of the future, as all its pillars are eager to push Oman towards economic diversification and focus on building national capacities, by finding innovative systems and solutions to provide young people with the skills of technical and vocational education and training required for the renewed labour market.
The Miran platform will work in partnership with the private sector in providing training opportunities coupled with employment. It will also receive and review applications, visit institutions and training institutes to ensure quality, and start the procedures for approving training applications.