The Right Omanization

24 05 2009

Much better. Instead of forcing young Omanis to be drivers, shopkeepers, security guards and gas-sellers, Omanization in the proper vein is much better, much preferred and actually utilizes the unemployed to fill vacant spots, as opposed to kicking out people already working to create jobs.

14 Omanis have recently completed their pilot training with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. A very good programme where they were hired by Oman Air, trained and now shall return to rule the skies (and get all the girls) and generally set a good precedent and this shall generate all the proper news articles in the proper papers for the proper viewership.

MUSCAT — Fourteen young Omanis have successfully completed their pilot training with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. They received their ‘flight wings’ at a ceremony at the institute attended by several high-ranking officials from the Sultanate, Oman Air, their employer, and Australian dignitaries.

Fancy a company-sponsored trip to the land down under? I hear it’s nice a cool there nowadays! 🙂

Speaking on the occasion, RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said this was the first group of Omanis to undertake their commercial pilot training with the institute. “I congratulate the cadets and thank Oman Air. We are delighted to deliver practical training engaging directly with a strong and growing airline and national carrier,” she added.

Of course.. You’re being paid… heavily!

Captain Mohammed Al Ajmi, Fleet Captain Boeing 737, Oman Air Flight Operations, said that the company was “indeed happy and proud to welcome the pilot cadets after their successful training in RMIT. We are sure that these cadets will contribute to the growth of the airline which is on an expansion track.”

Captain Ajmi said he had always placed a “firm and committed stand” on training and seeking tie-ups with the best institutes around the world.

Meanwhile, Oman Air reiterated its commitment to the development and recruitment of Omani nationals. The cadet pilot programme they said requires total dedication and hard work.

Something amiss in the grammar and/or punctuation on the last sentence??

Nevertheless, good! And even better is that this is a recurring programme. Nice.

-FK

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