Thursday 25 December 2014

Adec, Mubadala launch educational programmes

Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) and Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi investment and development company, have launched the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in Schools (ADSWS), an emirate-wide educational programme. The programme aims at increasing awareness about susta


Staff mobile training ‘could take 4 weeks in UAE’

It could take up to four weeks for the average IT department in the United Arab Emirates to equip staff and get them up and running with the mobility tools and applications they need to do their jobs, a report said. This time lag increases to eight weeks when it involves contract


Bahraini nationals entering job market outgrows expats

Bahrain's national workforce has outgrown the annual rate of expatriate workers entering the local jobs market. According to latest Labour Ministry statistics, the number of Bahraini workers grew by 2.2 per cent per annum, compared with 1.2 per cent growth in migrant workers,


Bahrain plans ‘Digital Empowerment in Education'

Bahrain is set to implement the 'Digital Empowerment in Education' scheme from the next academic year as an advanced step to boost the ‘Schools of the Future’ Project and promote a knowledge-based economy. His Majesty King Hamad yesterday (December 22) issued


Microsoft Jordan launches ‘Hour of Code’ movement

Microsoft Jordan has launched the ‘Hour of Code’ (HOC) global movement in more 130 schools and universities across the kingdom, underscoring efforts to further strengthen Jordan’s standing within the worldwide information technology (IT) arena. The movement cons


RCSI Bahrain wins Irish medical accreditation

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain), said it has received accreditation from the Irish Medical Council. The process included an inspection visit by a delegation from the Irish Medical Council to RCSI Bahrain and its affiliated teaching hospital


Western Union launches financial literacy programme

The Western Union Company, a world leading money transfer company, has announced the launch of "Apna Sapna", a financial literacy programme for migrant workers in the UAE to help them develop the awareness and skills to manage their finances and plan for the future. &qu


Bahrainis ‘snubbing jobs in hospitality sector’

Prejudice against work in the hospitality sector is preventing Bahrainis from finding jobs, despite 5,000 vacancies being posted by the Labour Ministry every month, said a senior government official. Around 2,000 Bahrainis gained employment every month on "reasonable pay&quo


Silatech in Tunisian youth employment deal

Thousands of young Tunisian job seekers stand to benefit from a new partnership between leading non-governmental organisations Silatech and AIESEC. Silatech is a regional social initiative focused on helping improving employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for young people


Bahrain named deputy president of Isesco

Bahrain has been chosen as the deputy president of the Seventh Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Rabat, Morocco. Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi attended the session, which was organised by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and

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