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Oman Cables Industry hires women interns for its HSE department

The programme has enabled four graduates to embark on an internship at OCI. (Image source: OCI)


Oman Cables Industry (OCI) has concluded its SHE STEMS 2.0 programme for the 2023/2024 cycle, aiming to empower young Omani women for careers in STEM fields

This initiative offers a transformative six-month practical training to 20 participants, accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI) and guided by esteemed instructors. The recent graduation ceremony celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of the participants, each receiving a MoHERI-recognised SHE STEMS certificate.

A focus on HSE

The programme has enabled four graduates to embark on an internship at OCI, specifically within the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Quality, Finance and Research & Development (R&D) departments.

The SHE STEMS 2.0 programme reflects OCI's commitment to enhancing gender diversity in the manufacturing sector and aligns with the Social Ambitions of the OCI Sustainability Plan. Furthermore, this initiative contributes to Oman's Vision 2040 by fostering a diverse, innovative, and equitable economic landscape.

In partnership with Prysmian, OCI also arranged a five-day trip to Prysmian's headquarters in Milan, Italy in May 2024, to expose the candidates to a multinational corporation.

Cinzia Farisè, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Cables Industry said, “The SHE STEMS 2.0 programme underscores OCI's long-term commitment, supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation (MoHERI), to empower young Omani women. Our efforts align with the Prysmian Group’s global ambition to hire 500 women worldwide within 2030, demonstrating our dedication to promoting gender diversity and inclusion across our global operations.”

Erkan Aydogdu, CEO at Oman Cables Industry said, “We take pride in fostering an inclusive work environment that nurtures diverse talents, thereby enhancing both our industry and the nation's economic prospects. This strategic alignment reinforces our commitment to building a resilient and diverse workforce that drives innovation and growth both locally and internationally.”