About Us
Introduction

Picture the future...

Under the blessings of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Diwan of Royal Court is delivering the National Youth Program for Skills Development reflecting His Majesty’s interest in and the national priority he places upon the Youth of Oman.

In response to a world where technology is offering unparalleled opportunities to societies and communities, Oman is well positioned to take full advantage to ride these waves of evolution and create its own waves of innovation. Of course, this needs the right skills to grasp the opportunities - which is where the National Youth Program for Skills Development is set to make a significant difference with its vision to create a community of young Omanis ready to embrace and exploit the opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution for the benefit of Omani society - and for future economic prosperity.

Welcome message

His Excellency Dr Ali Qassim Jawad Al-Lawati
Advisor for Studies and Research to the Diwan of Royal Court
Chairman, The National Youth Program for Skills Development

Dr Ali Qassim Jawad Al-Lawati

A very warm welcome to the National Youth Program for Skills Development.

This program has been designed and developed with the direct blessing of His Majesty the Sultan who has always given the highest priority to the youth of Oman, right from the country’s renaissance to today’s knowledge-based economy.

As we are now experiencing the challenges and opportunities presented by the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), His Excellency the Minister of the Diwan has instructed we implement His Majesty’s vision and so to equip the youth of Oman with the latest relevant attitudes, skills and knowledge through the National Youth Program for Skills Development. In so doing we will build a generation of Omanis equipped with the capabilities to exploit the opportunities of the 4IR and so deliver a 4IR knowledge-based society.

Living in a technology-dominated world is now our current reality. So join us on the amazing learning journey that the National Youth Program for Skills Development offers – a journey where we will immerse you in the latest 4IR trends, technologies and applications – and so prepare you to be part of a future where Oman continues to grow and prosper.

Please review the National Youth Program for Skills Development website, read the application criteria carefully and follow the simple steps to apply. I wish you all the best and believe that you will benefit enormously from this experience.

Vision

To create a community of young Omanis ready to embrace and exploit the opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Objectives

Let’s equip young Omanis with the skills, attitudes and knowledge of 4IR

Let’s build a community of young Omanis working together to become 4IR ambassadors for the Sultanate - for our Oman

Let’s harness knowledge and enthusiasm to develop 4IR capability and expertise for the wellbeing of Oman - and its future economic prosperity

Advisory Committee

We can become stronger by working together. So the National Youth Program for Skills Development Advisory Committee has assembled a board aged between 15 and 29 years and drawn from all walks of life. Their role on the Advisory Committee is to provide advice and counsel to the National Youth Program for Skills Development Team. In the mix are young nationals who are either studying at secondary school or university, working on their own entrepreneurial startups or in organizations - or seeking a job.

Partners

It can take the best to bring out the best. Hence, the Diwan of Royal Court has developed partnerships with leading national and international learning and consulting organisations. These partners have been identified through a competitive selection process, designed to test expertise in their field and commitment to the national agenda of Oman.