Maimoona AL Rawahi Prof. Ghassan Aouad Built Environment School An assessment of the current Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the Government Vocational Training Centers in the Sultanate of Oman
From 1970 the Sultanate of Oman realised the significance of VET in order to deliver qualified and skilled manpower to meet the shortage in its workforce and meet its development plans.
VET has a crucial role to play in meeting :
The se are the challenges facing Oman today and years ahead.
The efficient investment in human capital through VET is an essential component of Omani strategy to deliver high levels of sustainable, knowledge-based growth and jobs that lie at the heart of Oman.
Development of VET 1960s 1980s 1970s Darsait Institution in Muscat Al- Seeb, Saham, Sur, Salalah Darsait Institution Al-Musana'a, Nazwa, Ibri, Ebraa 1990s 2010 2000 Al- Seeb, Saham, Sur, Salalah, Al Khabourah, Shinas, Ibri 22 trainees Al- Seeb, Saham, Sur, Ibri, 44 trainees 789 trainees 1729 trainees 3330 trainees 1633 trainees
VET System in GVTCs in Oman Vocational competency certificates (craftsman ) Vocational competency certificates (limited – skilled) Vocational competency certificates (Skilled) Foundation Year Labour Market General& Basic Education Graduates (Year Tenth and above) Colleges of technology general education certificate (according to the specified marks for admission) Basic Training Year 1 Year2 Intermediate Training Year 3 Advance Training Bridging for the Highly Qualified Graduates From GVTCs Year 3 Higher Diploma Year 2 Diploma Year 1 Certificate Year 4 Bachelor of Technology Skilled Technician Limited- Skilled Technician Technologist Professional Technologist Labour Market
Challenges face VET in Oman
Solutions to meet the Challenges
Further Research on VET Government Sector in the Sultanate of
Future Research to Investigate the needs of GVTCs’ graduates in