International Heavy Equipment Launches Omani Apprenticeship Program

International Heavy Equipment Launches Omani Apprenticeship Program
Manpower development in line with Expansion underway at Misfa
Integrated program  with the Ministry of Manpower, International Heavy Equipment LLC (IHE) - a part of Zubair Automotive Group company have taken in 15 young Omanis, who have been inducted  to be trained in a comprehensive apprenticeship in Trucks & Equipment, and will be offered fulltime employment with the company upon successful completion of the training.
Mr. Ram Mohan - General Manager of Commercial Group, said, “this specifically structured classroom training combined with job familiarizations, which   will equip the fresh candidates with the job skills required to mature into professionals in the Trucks and Equipment Sector.  In addition, the integrated program has been designed to ensure that the trainee’s language and soft skills also grow to make them complete specialists.”
He also added, “This programme is also in line with IHE’s planned expansion, in the second half quarter of 2014. To make the operations more widespread, it is essential to be equipped with trained manpower and this initiative has a twofold benefit.”
As part of its expansion plan, Zubair Automotive Group's IHE is developing a 55,000sq m 3S (sales, services and spares) facility at Misfa for trucks and equipment. This new facility, when ready in 2014, will be the largest multi brand trucks and equipment facility in the country. 
Constantly supporting the Sultanate’s industrial sector, International Heavy Equipment provide a full-fledged Oman-wide commercial operation complete with dedicated sales, service and parts departments and are official dealers for Volvo and Renault Trucks together with an extensive range of specialist commercial vehicles. In a specially designed initiative to promote and develop local talent, IHE has taken under their wing 15 Omani youth who will go through a technical skills training program which has been developed in partnership with the Technical Training Institute.
Mr. Jamal Mohd. Al Balushi – Sr. Human Resources & Administration Manager – Commercial Group  noted, “Omanisation has always been a priority at IHE and with the intensive training programme we can not only showcase our commitment to the cause, but also provide examples to the Omani youth of the manifold employment opportunities that exist in the automotive and commercial sector. We thank the Ministry of Manpower for their support and are confident that following the apprenticeship period, all of the 15 trainees will emerge as thorough professionals.”
Operating from the Ghala area in Muscat, International Heavy Equipment LLC (IHE) is well known for marketing world-class products and for the excellent service it extends to its customers. IHE is the sole distributor in the Sultanate of Oman for the finest trucks from Europe, VOLVO and RENAULT. IHE also operates a division called INTERPARTS that specialise in the supply of a wide range of industrial and engineering equipment manufactured by world-renowned companies.