Silatech and Omani Riyada Sign Cooperation Agreement

Muscat, Silatech, a regional social organization that works to enable jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs, signed a cooperation agreement with Riyada, a Omani public authority for the development of small and medium enterprises (SME), to create 2000 job opportunities by 2020.

Under the agreement, signed at the Ministry of Manpower in the Sultanate of Oman, Silatech will train Riyada to use Tamheed to evaluate job-seekers with leader qualities. Riyada will then present its Tamheed assessments to entrepreneurs in Oman through Ta’amal which is a job seeking platform created by Silatech and Microsoft to support Arab youth and heighten the possibility of employment through a number of services such as career guidance.

Silatech’s Chair of the executive committee Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al-Thani and member of the board of trustees said that Silatech works on unlocking young Arab talents to encourage them to participate in their communities’ economic development through supporting the partners in developing and establishing innovative programs to improve young talents in finding job opportunities.

Commenting on the agreement, Chief Executive Officer of Silatech Sabah Ismail Al Haidoos said Riyada is a strategic partner to Silatech to encourage entrepreneurship in Oman. She expressed her delight at the cooperation the Omani side by offering Tamheed program which is established based on market research to encourage entrepreneurship in Omani youth and the development of sustainable jobs.

On the other hand, Chief Executive Officer of Riyada Khalifa bin Said Al Abri, the head of implementation and follow up unit of Tahfeez, said that the strategic partnership with Silatech is vital to enable the Tahfeez plan. The Tahfeez initiative is part of the job market and employment lab at Tanfeedh.

Tamheed is a career guidance system launched in 2011 and plays an important role in the support provided by Silatech to vocational centers, in addition Tamheed assessments are used by companies and training institutions to filter candidates and help them find suitable jobs.

Source: Qatar News Agency