Times of Oman
Nov 30, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 05:46 PM GMT
Oman LNG to enhance women’s skills
July 12, 2013 | 12:00 AM
The training programme, spanning six months, will cost OMR36,000. Photo supplied

Muscat: Oman LNG has announced plans to train 20 women in sewing and electronic embroidery skills. The candidates are selected from various social insurance families in Al Amerat. 

The course, to be taught with the assistance of Al Bahaa Institute in Al Amerat, will teach the women core subjects in tailoring, such as sewing, electronic embroidery skills and other basic skills related to sewing. 

The institute will provide all training equipment and tools to ensure the participants receive important learning and practical experience.

The candidates will receive monthly stipends during their schooling. The training programme, spanning six months, will cost OMR36,000.

The training is part of Oman LNG's Human Resource Development (HRD), a fund that targets providing job-skills that are needed in the labour market. Through its Human Resource Development Fund, Oman LNG has funded over 50 training programmes in the past 10 years, resulting in employment of more than 1,500 Omanis through self-employment and job secured employment.

Oman LNG has a vigorous Social Investment Programme addressing many areas of development in Oman, but broadly divided into three main categories: a Community Fund that targets initiatives related to the Sur Community, where its three-train liquefaction plant is located; a National Fund that covers a large swath of the company's social development programme, including Donations, National Projects and Human Resource Development, under which the current agreement is derived; and a Reserve Fund to address future sustainability of the company's social investment programmes.

Sheikh Muhana bin Saif Al Maawali, wali of Al Amerat, Chairman of Social Development Committee in Al Amerat, and Nasser bin Said Al Kindi, Oman LNG's Acting Chief External Relations Officer, signed the agreement at the wali's office.

"This training gives the ladies an opportunity to learn the important skills of sewing and embroidery, which will bring another source of income to them and attract other women to work and deal with them. This will add more value, not only for themselves but for the community as a whole," said Sheikh Muhana bin Saif Al Maawali after signing the agreement.
"Oman LNG is committed to develop youth capacity  and  helping them acquire the skills needed in the job market, which will ultimately enable them to secure a sustainable income. Upon completion of this training programme, candidates will utilise their new-found talent profitably in sewing and embroidery," said Nasser Al Kindi.
Oman LNG is a joint venture with a shareholding structure consisting of the Government of Oman (51%), Shell Gas B.V (30%), Total S.A. (5.54%), Korea LNG (5%), Mitsubishi Corporation (2.77%), Mitsui & Co. (2.77%), Partex (Oman) Corporation 2%, and Itochu (0.92%).

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