David Doig, OPITO group chief executive
OPITO International, has secured a contract with the Ministry of Oil and Gas in Oman.
The global oil and gas training standards body is working with the government, the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) and employers to improve the delivery of training that will ensure the country has a skilled and safe oil and gas workforce. This will have a positive contribution on the economy in Oman by creating greater employment opportunities for Omanis.
With a track record in helping oil and gas provinces to build indigenous workforces to exploit their oil and gas reserves, OPITO is working on a phased plan that will provide the Omani Government with a sustainable solution to the employment needs of its people and to the demands of its growing oil and gas industry.
The first phase is an analysis of the current provision of vocational and non-vocational training throughout Oman. OPITO will be visiting training centres and colleges to identify the standard of training and then provide recommendations on how technical training provision can be improved to deliver a framework of qualifications which will meet current and future skills demands and improve competence in the operations and maintenance activities associated with the extraction of hydrocarbons.