Knowledge Oman Launches Innovative Academy Initiative

Knowledge Oman Launches Innovative Academy Initiative

Muscat, The Gulf Observer: Knowledge Oman (KO), renowned for its commitment to community knowledge sharing, has unveiled its latest endeavor: the KO Academy. This pioneering initiative seeks to address the disparity between theoretical education and practical skills required by Oman’s evolving job market, catering specifically to the needs of job seekers in the country.

Tariq Hilal Al Barwani, Founder of KO, announced the launch of the KO Academy, marking a significant milestone in the organization’s 16-year journey of connecting communities with knowledge. Al Barwani, returning to lead the platform after a hiatus, expressed the Academy’s mission to empower youth with practical skills essential for industry relevance.

Recent statistics in higher education underscore Oman’s commendable increase in graduates over the past decade. However, this surge highlights a pressing challenge: the misalignment between graduates’ skills and industry demands. In response, the KO Academy endeavors to bridge this gap, ensuring that job seekers possess the requisite competencies sought by employers.

“In today’s rapidly evolving world, individuals must adapt and acquire new skill sets to thrive in the job market,” remarked Tariq. “Our initiative aims to meet this demand by providing comprehensive sessions in various fields, facilitated through strategic partnerships with industry leaders.”

Aligned with Oman Vision 2040, which prioritizes education and employment for sustainable development, the KO Academy underscores the nation’s commitment to nurturing a highly skilled workforce. By investing in such educational programs, Oman aims to foster economic growth and innovation, in line with its national vision.

Building upon its legacy of promoting education and knowledge sharing, Knowledge Oman aims to empower individuals with new opportunities through the KO Academy. The initiative invites experienced specialists, professionals, and retired individuals to contribute their practical knowledge. Interested parties can register via the Knowledge Oman website (, with announcements regarding the new team of volunteers to manage the Academy’s operations forthcoming.

With the launch of the KO Academy, Knowledge Oman reaffirms its dedication to empowering individuals and fostering a culture of continuous learning, thereby propelling Oman towards a future of prosperity and success.