Tamkeen signs training deal with Kempinski hotel
Manama, October 20, 2013
Bahrain’s labour fund Tamkeen has signed a deal with the Kempinski hotel under its Career Progression Programme.
The programme is offered by Tamkeen to enhance the skills of Bahrainis and make them the employees of choice in the private sector.
The agreement will equip Bahraini employees with specialised skills through training to meet the growing demands of the kingdom’s hospitality and tourism sector.
The employees belong to different backgrounds and have job responsibilities, which include concierge, sales and marketing, catering, housekeeping, as well as finance and administration.
Tamkeen’s acting human capital development VP Amal Al Kooheji said: “The hospitality and tourism sector in Bahrain is the fastest growing sector in Bahrain. Therefore it is absolutely critical that sufficient and capable local talent is available to cope with this growth.
“The signing of this agreement with the Kempinski hotel under the Career Progression Programme will not only enhance the productivity and efficiency of the local Kempinski talent, but will also play a role in enhancing the sector as a whole.”
This training is designed based on detailed studies conducted by a dedicated Tamkeen team in cooperation with the beneficiary enterprises to identify skill gaps among their Bahraini employees.
Puneet Singh, general manager, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel in Bahrain, said: “At Kempinski, we are committed to attracting, supporting and developing our Bahraini talent in the workforce. We employ a number of gifted Bahrainis and are keen to help them in their career progression in the hospitality field, be on the operative side or administrative.”
In addition to training, Tamkeen also subsidises the basic salaries of the beneficiary employees. The subsidy amount ranges between BD50 ($132) and BD100 for a maximum of two years. - TradeArabia News Service