New Tamkeen scheme backs 1,000 Bahrainis
Manama, May 5, 2013
Tamkeen's Professional Certifications Scheme has reached a significant milestone having enabled more than 1,000 Bahrainis obtain qualifications with a total contribution amount in excess of BD1.8 million ($4.7 million).
The scheme is among Tamkeen's many initiatives that seek to develop the skills of Bahrainis and enhance their employability, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
This scheme was officially launched in November 2011 with a total budget of BD9 million. The support programme enables Bahraini employees or job-seekers to obtain accredited professional certifications which are in demand by the labour market.
The total number of beneficiaries, including those that completed their certification, reached more than 3,400, with 27 per cent of the beneficiaries achieving Information Technology certificates, followed by accounting and finance 25 per cent, health and safety 18 per cent and quality control at 8 per cent.
"We are proud of the achievements of beneficiaries of this leading initiative, which has enabled so many Bahrainis to be the first ones in the kingdom to obtain certain certifications in their field," said Tamkeen acting vice-president for human capital development Amal Al Kooheji.
"The programme embodies the continuous improvement in the quality and services that our programmes offer in terms of their flexibility and comprehensiveness."
Interested Bahrainis have the option of benefiting from training services offered by licensed training and educational institutes in Bahrain or abroad. If the desired certificate is not listed among those currently supported by the programme, they also have the option of submitting a request to add to the list.
More than 75,000 Bahraini and Bahraini enterprises have benefited from Tamkeen programmes to date, with the number set to reach 100,000.-TradeArabia News Service