MUSCAT: The second edition of EduTraC Oman which was officially inaugurated by H E Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service was recently held at Oman International Exhibition Centre.

patronage of Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Education – National Career Guidance Centre, Ministry of Civil Service and Ministry of Manpower. The Oman Academic Accreditation Authority participated as the associate partner at EduTraC Oman 2015.

The higher education pavilion was supported by Education USA, US Embassy in Oman, British Council, UK Trade and Investment, Education Malaysia, Educational Consultants India Limited (EdCIL), Ministry of Education and Culture – Cyprus, Study in Cyprus and Education New Zealand. The diamond sponsors were Majan College and Colleges of Technology. The platinum sponsors were College of Banking and Financial Studies, International College of Engineering and Management, Caledonian College of Engineering, Gulf College, National Automotive Higher Education Institute and IE Business School from Spain.

University of Dundee, Leeds Beckett University, Swiss Education Group, Education Zone, Emirates Aviation University and Hult International Business School participated as the gold sponsors. The catalogue sponsor was Bradfield Group and MI Store (Apple Inc) the Education Technology Partner.

EduTraC Oman 2015 also hosted free Interactive Career Advice Forums which ran concurrently throughout the event for its visitors featuring experts who presented the latest information on a variety of topics. Each seminar was interactive and followed by a QandA session with the presenter. A series of lectures, presentations and workshops were organised on the sidelines during the exhibition.

Bregje Van Baaren – researcher and liaison from DG of Scholarships at Ministry of Higher Education presented the undergraduate and postgraduate external scholarships presentation to the delegates who participated at the exhibition. Akram al Yaqoubi and Owais al Syed were also among the panel and put light on the undergraduate and postgraduate external scholarships offered by the Oman government.

The expo also featured a pavilion for job seekers to meet HR personnel from different industry sectors, associations, government organisations and private sector companies who promoted the available on-the-job training and job vacancies for prospective candidates. A dedicated pavilion for banking and finance institutions provided an excellent opportunity to job seekers interested in hunting job opportunities in the banking and finance sector and young entrepreneurs in obtaining financing information to start their new business as well as for the needs of their existing business.

The Training and Job Pavilion was supported by Jisser Oman, AMIDEAST and The Training Gateway. as is the strategic career partner. The diamond sponsors were HSBC Bank Oman, National Bank Of Oman, Polyglot Institute, Rusayl Institute, Sohar International Institute and Knowledge Grid. The platinum sponsors were Oman Arab Bank, Port of Salalah, Maharat, Pioneer Institute of Management and Technology, International Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Studies. Oxygen OM, T C for Entrepreneurship and Technical Administrative Training and Institute (TATI).

EduTraC Oman was organised by Al Nimr International Exhibition Organizers – sultanate’s leading organiser in the exhibitions and conferences industry.