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What is the National Youth Program for Skills Development’s vision?

It is a simple, but wholesome one. We want to build a community of young Omanis that is ready to embrace and make the most of the opportunities of the 4t​h ​Industrial Revolution.

What is 4IR all about?

There’s no dodging 4IR right now - it stands for 4t​h​ Industrial Revolution and, basically, sums up the ways in which technology development is changing - and will continue to change - the way in which we live and work. 4IR represents an exciting era in which to be a young adult in Oman.

What elements of the National Agenda does the National Youth Program for Skills Development address?

The 4th Industrial Revolution is a thrilling reality. And Oman has an extraordinary opportunity to exploit the benefits of the 4IR for its society and the national economy. But for this to happen effectively and successfully, it requires a young community of competent, capable and motivated Omanis. This is where you come in - along with the National Youth Program for Skills Development to help develop this 4IR-ready community of smart young minds.

What are the participant fees for the National Youth Program for Skills Development?

Now here is some really special news - participation costs you nothing! The National Youth Program for Skills Development is an investment by the Diwan of Royal Court. The Diwan of Royal Court sponsors all tuition fees, learning materials and administration, as well as appropriate travel and accommodation costs for modules taking place overseas.

Even accommodation in Muscat will also be covered for both programs. So, applying for the National Youth Program for Skills Development is a no brainer, as some might say.

How can I enquire about the National Youth Program for Skills Development?

If that has sparked your interest - and who wouldn’t want to find out more - the best starting point is to check out the Youth Program for Skills Development website. There you can read all of the information required to make a decision about your application. And if you have any enquiry about the admission process, simply email on admission@youth.om

What is the role of the National Youth Program for Skills Development Advisory Committee?

Put formally, the Advisory Committee supports the National Youth Program for Skills Development at all stages of its strategic positioning, program design, development and delivery. From your point of view, what makes the Advisory Committee exciting is that it comprises a young group in education or already in full-time jobs - so people relevant to you.

Where will the Oman-based modules take place?

For  Al Nashia Scheme, the program will take place in Muscat, at GUtech.

For Al Shabab Scheme, the Team Building module will take place in Oman, but outside of Muscat. Buses will be arranged to collect participants from previously agreed locations in/around Muscat for transfer to the venue. International modules will take place either in Singapore or in Switzerland.

Does graduation from the National Youth Program for Skills Development guarantee a promotion or a job?

Graduation from the National Youth Program for Skills Development does not guarantee a job or any future promotion, be that in the public or the private sectors. The National Youth Program for Skills Development is not involved in any recruitment activities. What we can guarantee you is a nourishing knowledge experience during our time together - an enriching chapter in your study or work journey as Oman embraces the 4th Industrial Revolution.