BSPTI backs MPs proposal of annual 30 hours training for Bahrainis

MANAMA — The Bahrain Society of the Private Training Institutes (BSPTI), has expressed its support for a Parliament proposal urging legislation that requires the government and private sector to allocate 30 training hours per year for its Bahraini employees in cooperation with training institutes, expressing its readiness to provide all the necessary technical support for this proposal and discuss it with MPs to be passed as a law and approved by the esteemed government.

Nawaf Mohammed Al Jishi, chairman of BSPTI, emphasized that this proposal is essential at present due to the challenges and opportunities inflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic. "The more we are capable of providing Bahraini cadres in the public and private sectors with advanced and updated data and skills, the more powerful our ability to overcome the current circumstances to establish a future of development and prosperity in our precious Kingdom," Al Jishi said.

He explained that the Bahraini training institutes are sufficiently prepared to provide qualitative training to Bahraini employees, especially since many of these institutes have years of accumulated experience in analyzing training needs, providing qualitative training, and assuring the quality of training and its outcome.

"Training Bahraini employees in ministries, authorities and government institutions is very crucial to continue strengthening the efficiency of government agencies to be more flexible and rapid in responding to various challenges, developing government work, achieving excellence in its performance and modernizing the quality of government services," he added.

Al Jishi affirmed that training Bahraini employees in the government sector is in line with national efforts to develop performance in this sector, adding: "For example, looking at the ideas and projects submitted by government employees of promising Bahraini youth to the Government Innovation Competition (Fikra), we find that it is our duty to encourage more young people to create and innovate in the field of government services, by providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge through training."

Al-Jishi concluded his statement by stressing the significance of training Bahrainis in private sector institutions and raising the percentage of Bahrainization in this sector, indicating that there are more than 450 thousand jobs in Bahrain occupied by foreign workers, among them 50,000 foreigners who receive a monthly salary of more than 1500 dinars. He noted the importance of convincing the owners of enterprises of the significance of training to qualify their Bahraini employees, improve their productivity, and benefit from government support for them, and also as a national contribution from the owners to serve The Kingdom. — SG



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