OCI Signs MoU with MoHERI to Launch SHE STEMS Skilling Prorgamme
In a bid to achieve the objectives of Oman’s Vision 2040, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI) has signed the SHE STEMS social development program agreement with Oman Cables Industry (OCI) and the Ministry of Labour (MoL).
The program was signed on behalf of MoHERI by Minister, Her Excellency Dr Rahma Ibrahim Al-Mahrooqi; for the MoL by the Ministry’s Undersecretary for Human Resources Development Salim bin Musallam al Busaidi; and for OCI by the company’s CEO Cinzia Farisè.
Emphasizing hands-on skills development and on-the-job training, SHE STEMS aims to prepare more Omani women for the nation’s manufacturing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sectors.
H.E. Dr Al-Mahrooqi stressed on the importance of engaging all vital sectors to implement Oman’s ambitious Vision 2040 with regard to building promising national employees in all fields.
OCI’s initiative in collaboration with the MoHERI and MoL would serve to develop the skills of Omani women, and open new horizons for them in the labour market, she added.
Underlining its support for SHE STEMS, the Ministry of Labour affirmed its full readiness to cooperate in this qualitative program and to provide the necessary support and incentives to contribute to the upgrading of human resources in the Sultanate of Oman.
According to Cinzia Farisè, CEO of Oman Cables Industry, the SHE STEMS program is considered an important milestone in OCI’s social ambition to support the local community.
The CEO added: “As part of the Prysmian Group, OCI is launching SHE STEMS as a joint amalgamation with Prysmian’s sustainability development strategy and goals.
"The prorgamme will be executed within the framework of the Prysmian Social Ambition 2030 objectives of Diversity; Equality and Inclusion; Digital Inclusion; Community Empowerment; and Employee Engagement & Upskilling.”