Oman Information Technology Society Partners With Microsoft To Build Skills And Career Opportunities



Oman – In its continued mission to disseminate the ICT culture in the country, Oman Information Technology Society (OITS), in collaboration with Microsoft, launched the “MaharaTec” initiative to develop the future leaders and talents of the country, strengthening their capacities in the field of information and communication technologies. This addition to the industry will enable young professionals to acquire all the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the labor market in line with the objectives of Oman Vision 2040.

“The field of ICT is growing rapidly and we are pleased to support Oman’s 2040 vision, which aims to create various economic opportunities for the sector,” said Dr Salim Al Ruzaiqi, President of the Oman Society for Information Technology. “This partnership with Microsoft will enrich the experience of young Omanis and train them in one of the most essential career paths of today, so that they can acquire the expertise sought to ensure their leadership position in a knowledge-based economy of the Sultanate. “

MaharaTec’s goal is to build the confidence of the functional community in educational outcomes in the IT sector. The courses will prepare young people to acquire skills as a software developer, data analyst, IT administrator, IT support and helpdesk, project manager, digital marketing specialist, financial analyst, graphic designer, customer service and sales.

“MaharaTec is a valuable project that generates opportunities for the country’s young talents to hone their skills and gain career development experiences, which helps to strengthen the future of the IT industry,” said Shaikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, Country Manager for Microsoft Oman. and Bahrain. “I would like to thank ISTO for its successful partnership with Microsoft as we move forward in promoting innovation and advancements in the country’s knowledge economy.

In rethinking industries into the new normal, Microsoft remains committed to its foundational pillars of future global workforce education and skills initiatives, as these courses will provide tech-focused young professionals with the tools and tools to the appropriate skills to secure and develop the country’s ICT environment. This will enable the nation to build a resilient infrastructure, improving and responding to the new demands of their digital economy.

The MaharaTec program will continue to operate for a period of one year, while participants are free to choose the courses and dates that suit their learning needs. By providing more incentives for work experience, OITS will cover free exams for the first 200 participants who pass the certification test.

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For more information (Press only):
Joana Osta, Microsoft Middle East Cluster (MEC)
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Hazzaa Hamed, ProGlobal Media
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© Press release 2021


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