Sohar Aluminium Company (SA) announced that its Sohar Industrial Training Institute (SITI) has been ranked as a first category institute. The recently acknowledged ranking came in accordance with the specifications of the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation, represented in the provisions of the regulation organising private training, issued by Ministerial Decision No. (40/2021).
Being a professional institute, SITI provides various training programmes and courses with competitive international standards in the technical and professional fields and personal skills development for employees, trainees, and contractors from within and outside Sohar Aluminium.
Sohar Industrial Training Institute (SITI) consists of different well-equipped facilities, including 7 classrooms, a computer lab, a Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) lab, a welding and fabrication workshop, an electrical and mechanical training workshop, hydraulic and pneumatic training labs, instrumentation training lab, two meeting rooms, library, and a multi-purpose auditorium with a 200+ seating capacity.
Along with state-of-the-art training facilities, SITI is proud of the credentials of its trainers who are highly qualified and specialised in their fields. SITI constantly strives to develop and improve the skills and knowledge of its training staff to ensure that the trainees receive their optimum level of investment.
It is worth noting that Sohar Industrial Training Institute was established in 2008 as a training centre and was later upgraded to an institute in 2016. The institute primarily focuses on delivering technical vocational training while also providing safety and soft skills training. Its mission is to make training accessible within the region by adapting and delivering training wherever required. Since its inception, the Institute has been able to train many employees, contractors, and trainees at Sohar Aluminium.
The Institute also attracted a number of trainees from a group of private and public entities from within the Sultanate of Oman and other aluminium sector companies from outside the country. In addition, the Institute conducted different training programmes that targeted students and job seekers from schools, colleges, and universities, especially during the summer vacation. Recently, it hosted the vocational training programme “Work Experiences”, which was organised by the Ministry of Education for schools’ students.