MOL targets 2000 on-the-job training opportunities in SMEs


Muscat: The Ministry of Labor continues to qualify and employ Omani youth through several initiatives, including the on-the-job training initiative for small and medium enterprises, the first version of which was launched in 2021 in cooperation with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, and aims to create job opportunities for job seekers in those institutions.

During this year, the Ministry aims to provide 2000 on-the-job training opportunities in this initiative. The number of approvals issued has reached 2,330 on-the-job training opportunities, and the number of institutions benefiting from the initiative has reached one thousand and 55 small and medium enterprises, and the number of contracts registered in the records of the Ministry of Labor has reached The General Authority for Social Insurance issued 1,423 on-the-job training contracts, and the number of training opportunities under registration procedures in the Ministry of Labor records reached 841 on-the-job training opportunities. As for the canceled approvals by companies, they amounted to 66 on-the-job training opportunities.

The initiative targets university degree holders, university diploma holders and its equivalent, and general diploma holders and below, and the training period lasts 12 months. The features of the initiative are the development of the small and medium enterprises sector and the provision of a monthly grant to the trainee provided by the Ministry of Labor during the training period according to academic qualification and registration in social insurance during A period of training and obtaining multiple skills and experiences, then getting a job.

The importance of the on-the-job training initiative lies in training and qualifying job seekers in accordance with the requirements of the labor market in small and medium enterprises, in cooperation with those institutions and ensuring the employment of national cadres in those institutions and their continued work after the end of the training program.

The initiative also encourages entrepreneurship in the Sultanate of Oman through the support provided by the Ministry to the trainee during his training period, in addition to contributing to the development of small and medium enterprises by providing them with national cadres with various skills and experience.

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