Friday 1 August 2014

Bahrain expats ‘could get translated contracts’

Bahrain's migrant workers could have their employment contracts translated into their native language if a similar move in Qatar proves successful, according to a top official. Labour Ministry Under-Secretary Sabah Al Dossary told our sister publication the Gulf Daily News&nb


Aviation firm to offer pilot training in region

Airways Aviation, a major flight training academy, has announced plans to launch its Pilot Training Foundation program in the UAE, Jordan, Montenegro, Lebanon, the UK, Australia and Malaysia. The new aviation theory classes will commence almost simultaneously in the various locat


'Some Bahrain firms seizing worker IDs'

A worrying new trend has emerged of unscrupulous employers confiscating all their workers' identity documents in Bahrain, according to a noted rights activist. Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS) chairwoman Marietta Dias told our sister publication the Gulf Daily News (


Top UN human development rank for Bahrain

Bahrain has been ranked in the top 25 per cent of countries around the world in a United Nations (UN) report documenting health, education and income.   The country was placed 44th overall in the 2014 Human Development Repor


Qatar’s SEC signs deal with leadership centre

Qatar’s Supreme Education Council (SEC) has signed a deal with the Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) to develop and strengthen capacity building of its leadership.   Under the MoU, QLC will organise a speciliased leadershi


TRA, Tanmia in deal to develop Emirati ICT talent

UAE’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) has signed a deal with the National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority (Tanmia).    The MoU is aimed at developing the competencies of Emirati ci


Bahrain in skills push after jobs data shock

Two-thirds of Bahraini university graduates cannot find work for the first 18 months after finishing their studies, according to a new survey.   The research, conducted by Adamov Management and Consultancy Company, also foun


BIBF signs training deal with BBK

Bahrain Institute Banking and Finance has signed a deal with the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait to deliver a management training and development project for new recruits.   The programme will include the areas of banking, accoun


BAETC, GAA sign aviation training deal

BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC), fully-owned and operated by Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with aviation training provider Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA).   The


ITWorx Education wins top Microsoft award

ITWorx Education has been named ‘2014 Worldwide Public Sector Partner of the Year for Education’ at the Microsoft Partner Awards recently.   The awards were presented in many categories, with winners selected fro

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