Eshraqa, KhimjiRamdas’ social development arm, recently concluded its fifth batch of Train The Trainer Program from ILM Uk forOmani lecturers working at various universities and Colleges across Oman. This initiative was started last year under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education. Conducted under Eshraqa’s ‘Training Initiative for Nationals’ (TIN), the ‘Train the Trainer’ initiative aims to enhance the skills ofOmani lecturers through a structured programme designed for professionals working as knowledge facilitators.Endorsed by ILM UK, it hosted various institutions, including the International Maritime College Oman, Majan College, Middle East College, Mazoon College, and Caledonian College.
A batch of 12 lecturers attended Eshraqa’slatest session, following in the footsteps of over 50 educational professionals previously accreditedat TIN’s‘Train the Trainer’ programme. The platform is designed to boost the capabilities of attendees as a means of enhancing the training and curricula delivered across different segments of Oman’s education industry.
Commenting on the initiative, NaileshKhimji, Director of KhimjiRamdas, said, “We thank the Ministry of Higher Education for its repeat collaboration on this valuable initiative; the ministry’s support was central to the success of the platform in calling professionals in higher education to a training opportunity that continues to add value to Oman’s education sector. Eshraqa is committed to supporting the national agenda with a keen focus on local youth and education; two central pillars linked to our mission of empowering people to build a vibrant future, both as individuals and as a community. Eshraqa’s long-term strategy for achieving itsgoalfeaturesa broad range of initiatives focussed on capacity building, knowledge transfer, and supporting the development of learning environment according to international benchmarks.”
The course was delivered by Nadeem Ahmed,General Manager ofKhimji Training Institute. He said, “The course was an excellent opportunity for academics to learn on international best practices and other techniques that will enhance their delivery for students in many different fields of study. By raising their impact in the classroom they are boosting the performance of young Omanis and their academic prowess upon graduation. The very nature of teaching is ever evolving worldwide, thus achieving a robust skill set early on is important for professionals if they are to maintain pace; and as a factor directly relevant to Oman’s increased focus on competitiveness and Omanization, we are pleased to have been able to facilitate this essential learning platform.”
Eshraqa’s Training Initiative for Nationals engages the national talent pool to increase the capabilities of those who will soon come to steer Oman’s business landscape. Eshraqa fulfills its commitment to empowering local youth and bridging the gap between educational theory and best practice through the Training for Employment programme.
One of the flagship program under this scheme is Campus to Corporate a one day leadership program for University/Colleges students preparing them for the Corporate World.TIN Programsalso aims to support entrepreneurial support through Eshraqa’sEnterprenuship academy and Training for Development programme that targets leaders in order to enhance their leadership skills.The social development arm championsprogressive change across the education sector, to date more than 1500 Omanis have been trained.