Wednesday, December 06
03:39 PM

Second edition of programme to empower women in STEM launched


Muscat – The Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation signed a cooperation agreement with Oman Cable Industry to roll out the second edition of the SHE STEMS programme, focusing on upskilling women jobseekers.

The initiative aims to equip 20 Omani women with hands-on skills, preparing them for roles in manufacturing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sectors within Oman. H E Dr Rahma bint Ibrahim al Mahrooqi and Cinzia Farise, CEO of Oman Cables, finalised the agreement.

Per the collaboration’s terms, Oman Cables will oversee candidate interviews and will run the programme in alliance with the Technical Administrative Training Institute. While the company aspires to offer employment to participants post-training, based on market demands, they’ve not committed to guaranteed placements. Additionally, they will cover the programme’s cost.

On the other side, the ministry’s role to scrutinise and give the nod to the course content and training agendas proposed by Oman Cables, endorsing 20 training spots for female jobseekers.

Originating as an initiative from Oman Cable Industry, the SHE STEMS programme stands testament to their dedication towards nurturing local talent and paving the path for a sustainable future in the sultanate. The programme, exclusive to female jobseekers, showcases the collaborative spirit between the two entities. This new chapter reinforces the solid bond and shared vision, building on the triumph of last year’s inaugural batch.

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