The first batch of 18 trainees in MEDRC Water Research’s capacity building training programme in desalination graduated on Sunday.
Tahlya, sponsored by BP Oman for young Omani jobseekers, aims to equip graduates with skills to work as operators and supervisors in the desalination industry.
The first batch had theory and practical training as well as placement in Seawater Reverse Osmosis plants for two weeks as observational interns.
The second batch was introduced in the training programme as soon as the first batch graduated, enabling them to perceive and share the success of batch one as well as inspire them to attain similar endeavours.
“We are proud to witness the graduation of the first batch of trainees from the Tahlya training programme, enabling them to play an important role in the desalination industry,” said Shabib Mohammed Al Mamari, Communications and External Affairs Manager at BP Oman.
Out of the 18 job seekers being trained under Tahlya, two are women. Ahoud Al Hashmi and Shatha Al Rashdi overcame challenges related to the technical aspects of the training and focused on achieving integration with other trainees.
“To succeed in such technical industries, what really matters is motivation and strong desire for work and success. Having faith in one’s capability and potential is of great importance, this is what enabled us to successfully complete the programme,” said Al Rashdi.
“I am very happy with how the trainees have approached this course. They have applied themselves in a dedicated, professional manner and have displayed a genuine interest in what they are learning. I have every confidence that they can continue on in this industry and forge successful careers for themselves,” said Engineer RiadhDridi, Head of Training, at MEDRC Water Research.
MEDRC Water Research, the regional hub for training and research in water desalination, will provide significant support in getting employments to its successful participants.
Initiated in February 2017, the three courses will conclude in November 2017 with grand total of 60 trained young Omanis.