New iGA programme to help boost Bahraini youth's ICT skills

The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) has launched a major programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour to help boost the skills of Bahraini youth in the field of Information, Communication & Telecommunications (ICT). 


Announcing this at a press conference held at the Officer’s Club, the Authority said the 'Technical Development Programme' will focus on training Bahraini university graduates and job seekers in the ICT field. 


A total of 240 Bahraini youth have already registered in the National Employment Programme under the Ministry of Labour, it stated.


The participants, all between the age group of 21 and 30, will be accepted into the programme in batches by iGA over a period of three years.


Graduates and job seekers who meet the set requirements can register for the programme through the iGA’s website ( until December 24.


Speaking at the conference, Minister of Labour Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, emphasised the government’s commitment to providing training opportunities for citizens. 


The minister affirmed that the programme was in line with the objective of the Economic Recovery Plan launched in 2021, through developing a high skilled national workforce, especially in the ICT and cybersecurity fields.


"We have nominated 100 graduates and job seekers who are registered with the our ministry’s employment programme, 80 of them will receive a year-long training as part of the first batch in the Technical Development Programme," said Ali Humaidan. 


The trainees will each receive a remuneration of BD400 ($1,054) a month as financial support, he added.


For his part, iGA Chief Executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed affirmed the Authority’s support in developing the national skill set in the ICT field. 


Tis initiative is in line with the Government’s set goals and launched strategies, including the Information & Telecommunications (ICT), and Digital Economy Strategy (2022-2026).


The new programme will involve upscaling the participants’ qualifications by obtaining internationally accredited Professional Certificates, which will contribute to their career development, he added.




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