The Energy and Minerals Sector Skills Unit (EMSSU) is an employer-led organization that seeks to build a skills system that is driven by employer demand and It plays a central role in developing a demand-driven skill development system and provides a platform "for the industry” to capture the industry's skill demands.

Vision
Become the recognised reference for skills development ecosystem for the Energy Sector in the Sultanate of Oman.
Mission
To develop and promote high caliber competent workforce in the Energy and Minerals Sector.

Key Functions of EMSSU:
  • Identify the skills development needs of the sector.
  • Develop the National Occupational Standards (NOS) Packs.
  • Develop frameworks of qualification and assessments.
  • Develop and implement skill certification schemes.
  • Develop frameworks of quality assurance for vocational programme assessments in association with the regulatory body.
  • Develop short/long term and apprenticeship programs.
  • Endorse all short/long term and apprenticeship programs for the sector prior to official submission for program licensing to the respective authorities.
  • Promote academies of excellence for the sector.

Sector Skills Units are the only entities authorized to develop NOS Packs and related products (including the skills certification) in the Sultanate of Oman.