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NBB and ThinkSmart join hands for Forsati Project

MANAMA, July 27, 2020

The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) and ThinkSmart, a leading ICT provider in the region, have joined hands to collaborate on a special project aimed at grooming the kingdom’s future IT leaders. 
The program, known as ‘Forsati’, is an initiative launched in partnership with Microsoft and Bahrain Technology Companies (BTECH) Society, with the aim of providing top Bahraini graduates with the necessary skills to prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. 
As a proud member of #TeamBahrain, NBB’s role in this initiative is further paving the way for the development of both the kingdom’s economy and society, by preparing promising Bahrainis to attain key positions across all sectors.  
Through this program, a number of select Bahraini graduates will become members of Team NBB and will undergo Microsoft’s Job-role Training and have access to Professional Certifications, which are aligned with industry standards and requirements. Students will also be provided with career coaching and mentoring that will guide them towards emerging occupations that are growing in demand such as Fintech Analyst, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer, Data Scientist, Software Developer and Solution Architect, resulting in an increased Bahrainisation rate in this particular field.   
Ahmed AlHujairy, Group CEO of ThinkSmart, commented on the initiative: “We believe in the importance of sustainability and with the support of strategic partners such as NBB, and participation from students of the kingdom’s leading universities, we  will be able to contribute towards the advancement of our economy and prepare our young Bahraini talents for  jobs of the future, while contributing towards sustainability and Economic Vision 2030”.  
Also commenting on the initiative  was Jean-Christophe Durand, Chief Executive Officer of NBB, who said:  “Supporting initiatives such as these give us a sense of great pride, as they contribute towards empowering the kingdom’s youth by enabling them to recognise their role as future leaders, while also encouraging innovation and the enhancement of their digital capabilities. This reaffirms our ongoing commitment to digital advancement and human capital development, which form core pillars of our strategy." - TradeArabia News Service


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