Dubai : Blue Ocean, UAE's leading management training and consulting firm is set to take its professional expertise to Oman's shores, nurturing private and public sector employees to play a key role in the country's vibrant development strategy. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect, has been signed by Blue Ocean and Silver Bird Trading LLC (Madinat Sultan Qaboos) recently, to train and empower the local workforce and enrich the country's fast-paced oil-driven economy. The Sultanate of Oman is in the midst of an ambitious plan to transform itself into a major, regional air travel gateway between Europe and Asia, by building and expanding a total of six airports including the Muscat and Salalah airports.
The country also boasts of one of the most advanced oil recovery programmes in the world recording a high rate of oil production since the year 2000. As Oman throws its doors open for foreign investment in the private sector, the spotlight is on effective partnership between the public and the private sector that will spur economic growth. “Employees need to be trained and developed to take on the challenges that lie ahead,” explained Mr. Abdul Azeez, Regional Marketing Director, Blue Ocean Academy. “Oman is a fast-growing economy and the need for trained logistics professionals to take charge of the bulk of operations at the newly-constructed deep sea Sohar Port, is something we are looking at,” he highlighted. All training programmes are scheduled to start from June 2013, and is expected to foster a culture of creativity and innovation among aspiring professionals. Blue Ocean which stands on an enviable reputation built on 15 years of training, a global network of distinguished faculty members, custom-designed and internationally certified professional training courses, will partner the private as well as the private sector to train employees and ensure that they conform to the highest standards of excellence.
Mr. Rashed Al Rawahy, Head of Oman Operations, Blue Ocean Academy, said: “Blue Ocean is one of the largest knowledge empowerment enterprise in the Middle East and we are happy to partner with such a leading brand. Oman is in the midst of massive economic transformation and empowerment of professionals through skill development is crucial both in the private and public sector.” Blue Ocean will offer its flagship courses in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Purchase, Six Sigma Green and Black Belt, Commercial Contracts Management. A total of 70 custom-designed training programmes are on offer for public sector employees as well as private employees to hone their skills and improve profitability for their companies. Industry experts drawn from different parts of the world will travel to Oman to offer training.
There will be local academics and professionals who will participate actively in the corporate training modules. Oman-based companies looking to update their employees skills can be in touch with Silver Bird Training or Blue Ocean Academy headquartered in the UAE. All training programmes conducted by Blue Ocean Academy and its local partner Silver Bird LLC are supported by international certification and offers individuals a life-time opportunity to gain an internationally acclaimed qualification. Some of the apex international bodies that have partnered with Blue Ocean are the International Quality Federation (IQF), International Purchase and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI). American Certification Institute (ACI), American Purchasing Society (APS). All Blue Ocean training programmes are also endorsed and certified by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai.