His Excellency Mr. Kamel bin Fahad Al Said, Assistant Secretary General of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs, on Monday evening, 16/11/2015, honored the ceremony honoring the winners of the Vision Award for Youth Initiatives in its third edition. The participants were divided to seven fields within the Vision Award.
JISSER Internship Platform participated in the field of voluntary work and community service and came 4th place in out of 56 participating projects.
Kulthoom Al Khmaiyasi – Founder, one of the teams that received a certificate of honor at the Vision for Youth Entrepreneurship Award. The platform was founded at the end of 2013 at the initiative of students at Sultan Qaboos University (now graduates and working in various fields in and outside The Sultanate), pointing out that the reason for choosing the idea was our desire to solve the problem passed by most of the young men and women (including us). She explained that training is a prerequisite for getting a job after graduation, but for many reasons, the trainee does not get what is required.
At the same time we know that about 15,000 students graduate from higher education institutions in the Sultanate annually. However, only 3 to 4,000 people get jobs, which increases the burden on the state and the job-creating institutions to accommodate large numbers of graduates who lack professional experience, and so private enterprises avoid employing them to maintain the quality of their employees’ output.
She explained that most students and graduates rely on family and other relationships to find a training opportunity in an institution. They may not need an intern or have no background on how to deal with a trainee who joins the team for a short period of time, wasting both the trainee and the organization.