Muscat – The 18th Edition of Oman’s leading event for Global Higher Education-GHEDEX & the 16th Edition of Oman’s preferred Omanisation Career Fair- OCF commenced on 18th April 2017 under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education & the Ministry of Manpower. Organized by OITE Trade Fairs, the Exhibition was inaugurated by HE Dr. Said bin Hamed bin Said Al Rubaii – Secretary General of the Education Council at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre and will take place until 20th April 2017 from 9:30am to 1pm & 4:30pm- 9pm.
GHEDEX to feature over 200 universities, with new presence & added participation
Students from across the Sultanate of Oman will have the option of choosing from among 200 top-notch universities and colleges spanning 20 countries at GHEDEX covering Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from Oman, Australia, Cyprus (led by the Ministry of Education and Culture – Cyprus), France, Ireland (led by Enterprise Ireland), Jordan, Malta, Malaysia (led by Education Malaysia), New Zealand (led by Education New Zealand), Poland (led by Perspektywy Ed Foundation Fremont), Saint Lucia, Egypt, Philippines, India, Qatar, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Germany (led by DAAD), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & United States of America. New participants at GHEDEX this year include HEIs from India led by the Education Promotion Society for India, HEIs from Philippines led by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education and HEIs from Saint Lucia, Egypt and Qatar. The Exhibition also receives increased presence of HEIs from Malaysia, Ireland, UAE, UK & USA.
MoHE Scholarships to be announced at GHEDEX
The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) will conduct a presentation on external scholarship schemes at undergraduate and postgraduate level targeting representatives from overseas universities & higher education service providers at GHEDEX. Additionally MoHE will also conduct a presentation on external and internal scholarships at undergraduate level in Arabic by MoHE officials for the general public.
OCF participants to highlight training & employment opportunities
OCF will feature 50 leading companies from across the spectrum of Oman’s private and public sector. Omanis will also have the exclusive chance to meet potential employers and career experts and gain valuable information about current vacancies and upcoming opportunities in the job market from some of the highly reputed names in the industry including the Public Authority for Manpower Register(PAMR), Al Raffd Fund, Oman Shipping Company, Technowave International, Bank Sohar, Jotun Paints, Oman Refreshment Co. SAOG, Center of Mental Innovation, Ministry of Manpower – Directorate General of Planning & Development & Vocational Training, Public Authority for Social Insurance & the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development, ASAAS & Salam Air. Prospective opportunities for training will also be at hand from the Technical & Administrative Training Institute LLC, Hilal Al Busaidi Higher Education Service, BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre, National Hospitality Institute SAOC and the Srilankan Aviation College.
MOG In-Country Value (ICV) HR Programme focus supported by OPAL at OCF
In an effort to promote In-Country Value (ICV) Human Capital development in Oman and raise opportunities while coordinating the efforts of the industry, the Ministry of Oil & Gas HR ICV supported by the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), will be focusing on ICV Programmes that will further the development of a specialised workforce and provide training opportunities for Omani students through internships & work experience programmes. The ICV stand will showcase a range of new products and services, launched in 2016, including Petrojob, the Local Workforce Development Project (LWDP), the OPAL STAR learning hub and Careers advice services. The stand will also provide advice, from industry experts, on CV and Interview preparation skills and the opportunity to experience the latest technology in interactive learning.
Seminar Sessions to add value at GHEDEX & OCF
Content-rich seminar sessions will add value to GHEDEX & OCF this year, with an excellent range of information from professional, well informed, seasoned speakers from OPAL, Private Sector Education, Ibra College of Technology, Griffith Business School Griffith University, Temple University, University of South Carolina, Intelligent Partners, University of Strathclyde, OmanCareers, Ministry Of Manpower, Ohio University, Majan University College, Mazoon College, Kent State University, University of East Anglia, University of Portsmouth, MCBS, Nadrus.com, Higher Colleges of Technology – Dubai Men’s College and Eastern Mediterranean University. These morning and evening seminar sessions, held on all three days of GHEDEX & OCF from 10:30am onwards, will share knowledge, experiences, ideas, and information with attendees besides lending them insight into the important facets of higher education & training.
GHEDEX 2017 Sponsors
GHEDEX 2017 is backed by the Ministry of Education, British Council, US Embassy in Oman, Education USA, Education Promotion Society for India & Study in India as Supporters ; Sultan Qaboos University as Diamond Sponsor ; Majan College, Sohar University, Dhofar University & Education in Ireland as Lead Sponsors; Military Technological College as Platinum Sponsor ; DAAD, International College of Engineering & Management & Muscat University as Gold Sponsors ; Oman Tourism College & International Maritime College Oman as Silver Sponsors ; Technowave as Registration Sponsor ; Global Vision as Academic Partner and Teach Middle East, Study Travel Magazine, EdArabia, school2college.info, Edubeanz, Education Investor, Eye of Dubai, Eye of Riyadh, City Vago, Daleel 1010, Al Barzah Oman, Al Roya Training & Al Roya as Media Partners.
OCF 2017 Event Partners
OCF 2017 is backed by the Public Authority of Manpower Register as Supporter ; Oman Society for Petroleum Services as Supporter & Registration Sponsor ; ASAAS as Lead Sponsor ; Occidental of Oman as Platinum Sponsor ; Al Raffd Fund & Oman Shipping Company as Gold Sponsors ; Technowave as Visitor Registration Sponsor ; National Hospitality Institute as Participant and Mujeed, Oman Careers, Naukri Gulf & Green Umbrella Recruitment as Media Partners.