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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 09/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Cisco Systems will select graduates from colleges and universities in Oman for a two-year training abroad.

Iyad al Chammat, general manager of Cisco Systems in Yemen, Oman and Afghanistan, said, ''We will receive applications till the end of this month and the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in May. Those selected will begin their training in Amsterdam in July.''

Cisco Systems is also offering a six-month internship programme in Oman for third and fourth year students. ''In Oman, we are paying back to the community through our academies. We have 20 academies in the sultanate, including those at the Sultan Qaboos University, Higher College of Technology, and CAS,'' Chammat said.

Waheed al Hamid, account manager, Cisco Systems, said, ''Four students have been selected for the programme. Training at these academies will prepare them for the job market. We are talking to several colleges and universities so that more number of students can benefit from this programme.''

Chammat said that Cisco has collaborated with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to showcase a new technology at Comex 2014 for the disabled that converts voice calls to video calls.

He said that the technology will be especially useful for the speech and hearing impaired, as it will allow them to converse through sign language. ''They can call their doctor or report a fire or accident.''

Chammat said that US14tn is expected to be spent in the next ten years across industrial, finance, manufacturing and hospitality sectors to boost information and communications technology servi


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