Noora Al-Aazmi, a job shadow volunteer from Gulf Air.
338 students benefit from Ijaz Bahrain program
Manama, December 25, 2012
Injaz Bahrain, a non-profit organisation which readies young Bahrainis to succeed in a global economy, said 338 students from 13 government secondary schools have so far benefited from its “Job Shadow” program for the current academic year 2012/13.
The program, being conducted in partnership with six leading local organizations from the industrial, services, and financial sectors, aims to provide students with real-life opportunities to learn about fundamental business concepts such as revenues, costs, competitiveness, and market dynamics.
Commenting on the program, Sheikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, the executive director of Injaz Bahrain said, "By enabling students to see first-hand how organizations work through its various functions, we are helping to inspire our youth to excel in whichever field they choose."
"We are extremely appreciative of the support and encouragement extended to us from our partners, volunteers, and the Ministry of Education over the years to prepare the next generations of Bahrainis for the real world," she stated.
The program, said Sheikha Hessa, was delivered through in-classroom learning activities and a one-day field visit to specific host companies.
During these visits, the volunteers from the host company talk to students about their career experiences and allow them to shadow them and their colleagues in their various roles, she explained.
Students are also required to engage with the host company’s employees and prepare reports on what they learned from the experience, and asked to develop a personal plan of action on how to achieve their academic and career goals.
Expressing her view about the program, Noora Al-Aazmi, a job shadow volunteer from Gulf Air, said “It was an inspiring journey to take in young Bahrainis for a real life workplace and exchange new ideas and thoughts with them. My students were very excited and enthusiastic to discover new things related to different jobs and careers, and I will be looking forward to doing it again next year.”
The organizations which took part in the program are Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Aluminum Bahrain (Alba), Gulf Air, Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco), Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) and Bahrain National Gas Company (Banagas).-TradeArabia News Service