(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) on Sunday signed agreements with several organisations to train workforce in the sultanate's small and medium enterprises (SME) sector.
As part of the pacts signed with Bahwan CyberTek, Khimji Ramdas group, International Academy, Galfar and Mohsin Haider Darwish, OCCI will play the role of a facilitator in offering skill-based training programmes to SME?workforce.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Adheem Abbas al Bahrani, director general, OCCI said, ''The aim is to strengthen the SME sector in every possible way. If the SME sector workforce needs training in handling accounts and finance, it should get it. Similarly, if the workforce needs training in any other field to improve performance then we are here to support it. We wantthe SME sector in Oman to be on par with its global counterparts.''
Bahrani said that the training arms of these organisations will cater to the needs of the workforce.
He said training will be provided in communication skills, software handling, developing business opportunities and promoting business at global level.
''The initiative aims at supporting SME owners in their ventures. We are looking at all the aspects including providing training in soft skills.
''Experts will share their views on how training will help workforce grow. Several programmes have been designed and will begin after assessments are carried out on the training needs of the workforce. These programmes will run under different names like the one organised with Bahwan CyberTek will be called Kafaath,'' he said.