In support of developing Oman’s youth, Bank Sohar recently hosted a number of 9th grade students from Al Sahwa Schools and provided them an introduction to the banking and finance industry. Students were given a tour in Bank Sohar’s Al Qurm branch where they also received some tips on money management and banking & finance, with valuable insights on professional development in this critical industry.
Key representatives of the bank in attendance included Mr. Mutheer Sulaiman Al Kalbani, Head of Learning Center & Organizational Development, Mr. Hussein Al Shalwani, Sr. Chief Manager - Relationship Banking, as well as Mrs. Maha Al Lawati, Manager of Events and Promotions. The visit initiated with a branch tour led by Mr. Hussein Shalwani who explained to the students different products and services typically provided by a banking institution. The tour was then followed by a presentation delivered by Mr. Mutheer Al Kalbani with the intent of boosting the students’ understanding of basic economic concepts, in addition to giving them insights on career prospects within the sector.
Commenting on the visit, Mr. Sasi Kumar, Acting CEO, Bank Sohar, said, “Bank Sohar works to deliver sustainable learning opportunities and nurture those inclined towards a career within the respective industry. As a national institution witnessing the youth’s yearning for greater economic participation, we consider it our duty to contribute in laying the foundations for growth at a time where finance studies and prudent economy management play key roles in the overall national development.”
This visit is one of similar initiatives planned by Bank Sohar in other Wilayats with the ultimate objective to deliver sustainable knowledge on banking and finance for youth. In addition to proactively boosting students’ industry knowledge, Bank Sohar takes a similar approach towards the development of its human capital. Training employees and enhancing their capacity is an ongoing agenda, alongside the bank has achieved above 92% Omanization in a comprehensive strategy for raising in-country value. Several training programmes have been conducted by the bank’s in-house Training Centre in Muscat, as well as externally at reputed local and international training institutes. Moreover, a large number of the bank’s employees receive support in furthering their studies in banking and finance at leading academic institutions which enables them to progress within their respective fields.
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