Oman’s Madayn unveils online training platform ‘Durbah’

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the launching ceremony | Courtesy: Madayn

Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) has introduced an online training platform ‘Durbah’ in order to boost employee development and organizational performance.

The new platform intends to enhance the practical and scientific skills of employees in industrial cities and foster organizational performance by facilitating knowledge transfer and promoting continuous learning.

During the initial stage, the platform targets all of Madayn’s employees, and in the second stage, the outreach will expand to include the workers in the companies and factories investing in the industrial cities.

Ms. Haneen Al Balushi, Durbah Project Manager, stated that the platform, which aligns with the Sultanate’s digital transformation initiatives, streamlines the entire training experience and offers the latest curricula and training methods through a unified training portfolio.

“Durbah focuses on training a larger number of trainees, providing both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments to overcome any obstacles that may hinder training events, ensuring their continuity according to the annual plan, even amidst changing local and global conditions,” Ms. Al Balushi noted.

This innovative platform comes with several features that reduce logistical expenses associated with physical training courses, as it provides electronic courses within the platform itself, facilitates the issuance of electronic training certificates, creates personalized training plans for the employees and departments based on training tracks, and customizes courses and training materials according to the trainee’s specific needs.

According to the statement, “Durbah plans to offer courses in general and specialized skills, as well as launch applications for tablets and mobile phones, and collaborate with national training platforms to enhance and enrich the content quality further.”

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