OOC hosts Injaz Oman exhibition of Sharikati student projects [Week, The (Oman)]
(Week, The (Oman) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Injaz Oman recently held an exhi bition by students of the Sharikati programme at its head office. The exhibition organised by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department was an oppor tunity for student project teams from Sultan Qaboos University and the Higher College of Technology to showcase their business ideas and receive feed back and comments as part of their preparation for the Injaz Oman national final competition next month. The exhibition was officially opened by Ahmed al Wahaibi, CEO of OOC, in the presence of Shabib Mohammed al Maamari, CEO of Injaz Oman, and other officials and staff.
The Sharikati programme was coordinated by the CSR team along with 26 staff volunteers from OOC who were divided into eight teams representing more than 240 students to advise and support the development of new products and services. The initia tive aims to link students' abilities with job requirements along with the sultanate's policy of ensuring social and economic development.
Sharikati, presented by volun teers from the private sector, cov ers government and private colleges and universities in Muscat. Injaz volunteer advisors are expected to clarify manage ment concepts, values and tech niques for the participants and show them how to initiate their own projects through an interac tive educational system.
Commenting on the initiative, Wahaibi said, "OOC's CSR pro grammes and activities reflect our commitment to developing new projects which aim to support the government's strategies to cul tivate and enrich the skills of young Omanis and promote the creation of small and medium enterprises. This cooperation with Injaz Oman encourages Omani youth to start their own busines ses as part of OOC's policy to pro mote entrepreneurship."
On his part, Maamari said, "We at Injaz Oman are very happy with the level of commitment we wit nessed with OOC volunteers. It's amazing to watch the cumulative experience of the 26 volunteers being transferred to our youth. The Sharikati brings one of the most successful entrepreneurship programmes in the world to Oman, thanks to the OOC manage ment and its volunteers."
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