The Information Systems (IS) section of the Information Technology Department coordinated a faculty development program on “Android Mobile Application Development.” The workshop participants were IT staff members with skills in C++/Java programming as a pre-requisite. The said program consists of 2 series with Mr. Hansel Delos Santos, a lecturer from the Database section as the resource speaker.
The workshop series I was a two-day event conducted on 29th and 30th of May, 2019 from 8:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M at IT-6L in IT building. The first day started with an inauguration where the coordinator of the event, Dr. Abhishek Dubey, Head of IS section, introduced the speaker and explained the objectives of the workshop series. Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of the IT Department, welcomed all the participants and appreciated the effort of the speaker and the organizing team.
The speaker demonstrated the android studio installation and mobile app development steps with real-time examples and interactions. His target was to achieve outcomes such as: creating a simple Android app, navigation between activities, and working with list views and image views. Participants actively responded and performed the given activities and are looking forward to the second series of the workshop to be held in the last week of June 2019.
The IT Department acknowledged the great effort of the speaker, coordinator, IS section, Head of the sections, HR Committee, Publication Committee, Projects Committee, and all the participants of the workshop for their involvement in the success of the event.
Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized Staff Development Program on “Essentials of ProQuest”, on the Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 for the staff members of BSD.
The facilitator for the Staff Development Program was Mr. Hatem Suwailam, Senior Lecturer Office Section, Salalah College of Technology.
During the session Mr. Hatem, presented valuable information on using the data bases available with ProQuest. He elucidated the staff members on different ‘ProQuest databases’ which provides a single source for scholarly information.
In addition to creating an account in ProQuest to access the e-library, Mr. Hatem, explained the staff members the following core aspects:
The session was demonstrative and participative, the participants were glad to learn the essentials of using the ProQuest databases to easily navigate scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, datasets and e-Books.
The Accounting Section of the Business Studies Department conducted its first General Assembly for all Accounting students on March 12th 2019, from 12:00PM to 1:30 PM in the SCT Multipurpose Hall. Dr. Nasser Salim Al-Kalbani, Head of Business Studies Department, delivered the welcome address to the students and Mr.Neil Raymond Saletrero, Head of Accounting Section, presented the goals and objectives of the general assembly.
The purpose of general assembly was to create awareness on the ACCA (Association of Charted Certified Accountants) certification and its integration in the Accounting program, and to inaugurate the Accounting Club. Officers of the Club were appointed during the session with a presentation of its objectives and plan of activities. An Accounting Quiz Competition was also held for the students to bring out their analytical skills and develop the values of teamwork and collaboration.
Mr.Pavan Kumar, a senior faculty of Accounting Section, enlightened the students with the highlights of ACCA Certification and its benefits to the students. The ACCA Qualification based on international standards is a prestigious qualification offering many benefits like flexibilityin choosing a career, comprehensiveness, and worldwide recognition. The presenter reiterated that there is higher demand for ACCA members due to the skills and knowledge imparted by the programme, all over the world. The informative session closed with the saying, “Behind every good Business is a great Accountant”
The ACCA awareness session was followed by the inauguration of the Accounting Club with the following appointed officers for the Academic Year 2018-19
President – Ms.Fatima Mohammed Al Mashani
Vice President -1 Mr.Mohammed Nasser Al Jabri
Vice President 2 – Ms.Laila Ahmed Said Al Shari
Secretary – Naswah Bakhit AL Mashali
Auditor- Mohammed Aqil Al Hafidh
Information Officer – Ali Salim Mahfood Al Kindi
Level Representative 1 – Muna Salim Al Amri
Level Representative 2 – Latifa Bakhit Hasan Tabook
Level Representative 3 – Mallak Mohammed Al Mahri
Level Representative 4 – Wajdan Ahoud AL Hadri
Ms. Fathima Mohammed Al Mashani, President of the Accouting Club, presented the vision, mission and objectives of the club.The vision of the club is to empower students with the relevant tools and knowledge in accounting and help them build connections and networks as they aim to become future successful accounting professionals in the global business environment.
The general assembly was attended by more than 200 Accounting students from Diploma to Bachelors Level. The success of the assembly was a collaborative effort of all Accounting staff and students.
The Staff Professional Development (SPD) program was held at Salalah College of Technology’s English Language Center on 23rd April 2019. Topics presented were based on the ELC Staff Professional Development Needs Analysis Report. All staff participated actively in the interactive workshops.
The program started at 9.30 a.m. with registration, followed by an introductory session. The Head of the ELC, Mr. Saeed Al Mashiki, spoke about the need for professional development programs. Dr. Claire Orpilla, a member of the SPD Committee, introduced the speakers and gave an overview of the program.
The first part of the program offered two concurrent sessions: The first session in the SAC (Student Access Center) was on ‘Stress Management in the Workplace’ conducted by Ms. Marion Wilton. This informative session raised awareness about the causes and solutions of stress related problems. Ms. Rekha Siby, a member of the SPD committee, thanked the presenter who wrapped up the session with questions from the audience. The concurrent workshop was held in Lab 6 on ‘E-learning’ by Dr. Wilfred Blessing. The session familiarized participants with new ways to use technology in the classroom. Mr. Ajit Govande, a member of the SPD committee, thanked the presenter who wrapped up the session with questions from the participants.
After a short break, two more concurrent sessions were held in the same venues. Ms. Khayar Al Amri conducted a workshop on ‘Successful Leadership and Student Learning.’ Her interactive workshop looked at different techniques to motivate and encourage leadership skills in students. The concurrent session in Lab 6 was on ‘Website Development’ conducted by Mr. Salim Maashani. Teachers were trained to create websites that can be used as an interactive forum for follow-up activities with students.
The closing ceremony was held in the SAC. Ms. Huda Al Huraibi, the SPD committee Chairperson, offered a vote of thanks to the presenters, management and staff. The presenters were awarded certificates by the HoC. A fellowship lunch culminated the event.
The Research Council (TRC) of Oman is inviting all graduating students of Salalah College of Technology to submit their innovative projects on the following topics, but not limited to: Smart City, IOT, Information Security, Artificial Intelligence, Big data, and Block chain.
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The Networking and Information Security Section of IT Department spearheaded by Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer Tambaoan, Head of Section and with the full support of Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, Head of Department participated in the Oman NetAcad Day 2019 on 24th and 25th of April respectively.
The event was held at the SCT-Multipurpose Hall (MPH) with Salalah Methanol Company as the Gold Sponsor. Series of seminars and workshops were organized for both students and staff from the different colleges, universities, institutes and schools in Dhofar region. The event was conducted through WebEx system which was remotely hosted from the Higher College of Technology (HCT) in Muscat. All the events were remotely broadcasted in other colleges in Al Musanna, Shinas, and Nizwa simultaneously. A total of 135 students and 30 faculty members participated in the SCT venue.
The activity started with an opening address by the Dean and Heads of HCT. The morning sessions were delivered by two eminent speakers from Cisco. The first speaker was Mr. Ahmed Elk Albany, Middle East Corporate Affairs Regional Manager who discussed the Cisco NetAcad latest updates in Cisco NetAcad System and its benefits. On the other hand, Mr. Semyon Ovsyannikov, Cisco NetAcad Technical Manager, delivered a lecture on “Emerging Technology” and summarized all chapters by experimenting with REST API using WebEx teams. In the afternoon session, Mr. Semyon Ovsyannikov along with ITC trainers of Networking Section and Information Security in IT department supervised the laboratory activities.
The event was made successful with the strong teamwork and cooperation of the Networking and Information Security Section led by Dr. R. Venkateswaran and Mr. Devarajan Veerasamy with the rest of the team: Dr. Mohammed Musallam Bakhit Al Mahri, Dr. Nitesh Nandkumar, Mr. Chithik Raja. M, Mr. Steven Vinil Kumar, M., Mr. Ayaz Mohiuddin, Mr. Mohammed Ashik, Mr. Sunil Thomas and Mr. Yashir Ambula.
Mr. Jonathan Peter Glycer Tambaoan - HOS of Networking and Information Security, along with other SCT Cisco Instructors: Mr. Mohammed Khalfan Al-Fulaiti, Head of Center, Educational Technology Center (ETC), Mr. Yashir Ambula and Dr. Nitesh Nandkumar participated in the NetAcad Instructor Day held at HCT on 25th of April 2019.
During this event, the Salalah College of Technology received the following two most valuable awards from Cisco:
Business Studies Department in its continuous endeavor to provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills related to the job market, organized a guest lecture on the topic ‘How to be Job Ready’ on Thursday 14th March. OJT and Industrial Link Committee along with Student Development Committee organized the lecture. Ms. Eiman Said Al Malki- Assistant Specialist Business Support from Omantel was the resource person on this occasion.
Ms. Eiman started the session by discussing different stages of getting a desired job. She mentioned that a good CV is the first step towards anyone’s dream job. She introduced the students with different types of CVs for specific jobs. She insisted on being very systematic while preparing the CV. In this regard, she discussed some golden rules of building a strong CV and also shared her experiences as a recruiter, how they select or reject candidates based on their CVs.
In the second part of her lecture, Ms. Eiman spoke about the importance of communication skills during interview in getting the preferred job. She presented different types of interviews with some good examples from her own experience. This session was more interactive and fun filled as the speaker introduced the students some important and common job interview questions. Ms. Eiman encouraged the students to answer these questions and finally she corrected them with the right kind of answers.
It was a well-received lecture by the audiences. This lecture helped the students in knowing the basic tools and techniques of ‘How to be Job Ready’ after completion of their studies. Dr. Amit Sharma, Lecturer and Coordinator OJT and Industrial Link Committee thanked Ms. Eiman for sharing her valuable knowledge and experience with the students. He also handed over the appreciation certificate to the guest speaker. Dr. Anbazhagan Ajaganadam, Lecturer from Marketing section was also present at the session.
SCT-Electrical Engineering Section hosted a guest lecture with Engrs. M.P. Rajasekhar and Yahya Al-Kathiri, Assistant General Manager & Manager, Oman Trading Establishment as speakers. One of the models of the hybrid car produced by Hyundai was brought for viewing and demonstration. The speakers explained the latest technologies applied in modern vehicles such as hybrid cars. Because hybrids run on gas and electricity, they emit less pollution; thus help in reducing the build-up of gases that cause global warming.
The actual operation and control of the hybrid vehicle was demonstrated to the participants.