Tamkeen in deal to step up training levels
Manama, March 7, 2013
Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Technical and Vocational Education UK (TVET UK) to enhance the level of training provided to Bahrainis.
The MoU will enable Tamkeen to benefit from TVET UK’s deep expertise in the area of technical and vocational training to further enhance its human capital development and private sector support programmes.
Among the benefits include further enhancing Tamkeen’s existing training offerings and developing more bespoke internationally-recognised programmes if needed, advancing employer-driven qualification and training systems by aligning industry and education, implementing best practices and policies in the technical educational sector, and acquiring topnotch training aids and developing training programmes on how to use them.
Tamkeen’s acting vice-president for Human Capital Development, Amal Al-Kooheji said: “Through this agreement, we will be able to access TVET UK’s extensive network of outstanding service providers to offer even more world-class training options for Bahrainis that are in line with labour market demands.”
Matthew Anderson, executive director of TVET UK said: "Bahrain has a strong history in developing vocational skills and today is leading the GCC in nationalisation of its workforce. We are pleased to collaborate with Tamkeen on this initiative, which was made possible by Bahrain EDB, to give young Bahrainis access to UK technical training, furthering Bahrain’s leading position as a preferred business hub with a highly-skilled national workforce.”
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) facilitated the introduction between TVET and Tamkeen having recognised the strong potential for collaboration between the two organisations. – TradeArabia News Service