Tamkeen inks job deal with Al Zayani
Manama, September 29, 2012
Bahrain labour fund Tamkeen and Al Zayani Investments have signed an agreement to train and provide employment for 30 Bahraini nationals in key automotive maintenance fields as part of its nationalisation move.
The training will be conducted at the National Institute for Industrial Training which specialises in the industrial field.
The one-year programme targets Bahrainis between 18 and 25 with high school diplomas with an interest in the automotive industry. The training will apply both theory and practice through academic and on-the-job training.
Al Zayani Investments said the key areas include mechanical and electrical, body work and repair as well as refurbishment and painting for its three motors subsidiaries; EuroMotors, First Motors & Zayani Motors.
Tamkeen’s chief executive Mahmood Hashem Al-Kooheji said the agreement was in line with its objective to enable job seekers to reach their potential.
"It gives us great pride to partner with Al Zayani and the National Institute for Industrial Training to provide an energetic group of Bahrainis with a skill set that is in demand which will eventually lead to employment once the student successfully completes the programme," he added.
Zayed R. Alzayani, the vice chairman of Alzayani Investments, said, “We always seek to provide opportunities for Bahrainis to contribute to the national economy through their capabilities and skills. With this partnership, we have a viable opportunity to do even more for Bahraini youth and provide them with a bright outlook for their future.”
The initiative is part of over 100 programmes offered by Tamkeen to develop human resources and match skills to labour market requirements and make Bahrainis the employees of choice.
To date, approximately 23,500 Bahrainis have benefited from Tamkeen's Human Development programmes, and more than 2,200 graduates from these programmes have been employed in several sectors.-TradeArabia News Service