Specialist awarding organisation EAL an the Institution of Mechanical Engineers have agrred a joint venture to increase the number of professional registered engineers, technicians and engineering training facilities in Oman.
Stephen Tetlow MBE, Chief Executive of the Insitiution of Mechanical Engineers, said:
“We are delighted to agree this joint venture which will help boost the number of Omani engineers gaining professional registration. “This will help ensure the development of engineering skills, which are so critical to the growth and progress of Oman’s economy.”
Julia Chippendale, managing Director of EAL, believes that the agreement marks a major milestone for Oman and its industrial development.
“The Sultanate of Oman is a noble nation with a vision to skill its people. It has a proud past and vision for its future.
“It is important for any country to be able to access a talent pool of its own nationals. The Joint Venture, between ourselves and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is the perfect partnership offering an extraordinary depth of experience and expertise.”
The joint venture aims to harness engineering skills to develop vital infrastructure and serve its dynamic oil and gas industry. membership of the Institution and EAL certification will provide an international benchmark for Engineering skills developed by Omanis. We hope that this initiative will make a vital contribution to Man’s In-Country Value National Objective.
The agreement sets out a skills ‘roadmap’ aiding Omani nationals to make the transition from vocational to professional qualifications and eventually become international recognised as professionally registered engineers.
EAL, which is part of the Semta Group, will call upon Semta’s experience at setting standards and frameworks for the sector.