MUSCAT — The second largest higher education institution in Oman, the Higher College of Technology (HCT) has announced its participation as lead sponsor for Ghedex 2012.
The Higher College of Technology is one of seven colleges under the Ministry of Manpower in the Sultanate, with six regional colleges of technology located in Musannah, Nizwa, Ibra, Salalah, Shinas and Ibri and one Higher College of Technology in Muscat. A total number of approximately 33,000 students are enrolled at present in the colleges of technology.
With the vision to become “the college of choice” for students and for the industry by providing demonstrably high quality teaching, learning and research that makes significant contributions to on-going national economic development, the Higher College of Technology has participated in Ghedex seven times.
The Higher College of Technology graduates highly trained technicians, technologists and professionals in different specialisations who contribute to the development of both the private and public sectors in Oman.
Seven new specialisations will be introduced at Ghedex 2012 including Land Surveying, Mechatronics, Chemical and Petrochemical, Biomedical engineering, Information Systems, Chartered Insurance Qualifications and Industrial Hygiene in addition to the existing 30 specialisations offered.
The colleges of technology award different qualifications like diplomas, higher diplomas and bachelor of technology (B Tech) in different specialisations. The percentage of enrolment of general diploma graduates (secondary school) in colleges of technology has doubled during the past three years. Currently it is approximated at 27 per cent of the total number across Oman with around 11,000 secondary school graduates enrolled in 2011-2012 out of 41,000.
AMIDEAST too will be an active participant in Ghedex. Individuals
seeking information on
particulars like the US university admissions process, testing and other information related to applying to US colleges and universities, will find a trip to the AMIDEAST booth at Ghedex most beneficial.
Each year, Ghedex welcomes hundreds of colleges, universities, institutions and higher education support centres from both inside and outside the Sultanate. The increase in the number of US higher education institutions participating in Ghedex 2012 this year demonstrates how committed the universities are to welcoming students from the Sultanate to their campuses.
“We are very excited to be welcoming these US colleges to Oman and enable them to meet with the students in Oman,” explains Kathryn Conrad, Programme Manager for Advising and Scholarships at AMIDEAST.
The three-day exhibition will be opened on Monday, It is organised by Oman
International Trade and
Exhibitions (OITE) and coincides with technological education and vocational training exhibitions (TRAINEX 2012), as well as Jobs and Omanisation Exhibition (JOBEX 2012).
This event will be the perfect platform for students, graduates and job seekers looking to enhance their chosen career paths and seeking professional and career-oriented opportunities.
Ahmed bin Saleh Baabood, OITE Executive Chairman, said that a number of universities, colleges, vocational training institutes, technical institutes, as well as e-education portals, training courses providers and companies from inside and outside the Sultanate will take part in the exhibitions.