New initiative to train Bahrainis for labour market

A NEW initiative to train Bahrainis for future labour market requirements and support their career guidance is set to be launched by Tamkeen.

Skills Bahrain will be implemented in collaboration with several government and private sector entities involved in education, training and professional labour market requirements.

“The Skills Bahrain team is in the process of building a clear framework for the various levels of expertise required in Bahrain’s labour market,” said Tamkeen chief executive Husain Rajab.

“They are assessing the needs of several high-potential sectors, in alignment with the national economic recovery plan, with the aim of providing updated and comprehensive labour market and job data.”

According to Mr Rajab, work has already begun in the financial services and telecommunications sectors and will be complimented by the addition of new sectors in the future.

Skills Bahrain director Mohamed Ahmadi described the initiative as a ‘Skills Accelerator’, especially for high-potential sectors.

It also supports developing the learning and teaching environment, as well as preparing skilled and globally competitive Bahraini talent.

The comprehensive national initiative began last August, where it started with building relationships with business owners and relevant government institutions, by creating committees for each sector to determine the requirements of the labour market.

“These committees will recognise the needs of private sector business owners in terms of skills and career pathways, the measures needed to develop their sectors and the development of Bahraini talent to drive innovation and improve productivity,” said Mr Ahmadi.

The initiative is based on the direction of Deputy Prime Minister and Supreme Council for Development of Education and Training chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.




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