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GCC employers struggle with skills gap in local workforce

About three-quarters of employers in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) feel that the education system does not know what skills employers need, according to a recent report. The EY report ‘How will the GCC close the skills

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Bahrain cbank reviews financial sector skills gap study

A comprehensive skills gap study of the financial services industry in Bahrain has been done by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRD Fund), Banking and Finance Sector, it has emerged. The study report was presented to Central

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Skills ‘key’ for teaching jobs

Unemployed Bahraini graduates will not be hired as teachers simply to fulfil Bahrainisation quotas, a top minister said. Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi said, during parliament’s weekly session yesterday (June 9) that&

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Skilled resources ‘key challenge for GCC construction’

The availability of skilled resources is the key challenge currently in the construction and infrastructure scene in the Gulf region, a top official said. “We find that specialist subcontractors are becoming very busy and as a con

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Ebrahim K Kanoo hosts skills contest in Bahrain

Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Bahrain, conducted the 16th National Skills Contest recently at its premises in Tubli. The contest aimed at distinguishing the most skillful service advisors, general te

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Skills International to hold career management forums

Skills International, a leading global talent transformation firm, will hold two informational conferences on career management solutions for professionals in Dubai next month. The two conferences will be held on March 20 at the D

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DHCC in deal to improve clinical skills training

Dubai Healthcare City has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) towards clinical skills training and medical education support. Under the terms of the agreement, the parties will jointly

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Jobs skills programme launched for Bahraini graduates

CFA Society Bahrain, an association of local investment professionals, has launched a programme that aims at development of fresh graduates. The programme is called "Mutamahin", which means apprentice in classical Arabic

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Workers' skills to be tested before UAE entry

The UAE has launched a new pilot project under which 2,500 workers in the construction sector from India, Pakistan and Philippines will have their skills tested before being recruited in the country, said a report. The workers wil

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Jobs and skills key to beat Gulf’s oil dependency

Now that oil prices have fallen to around $80 per barrel from around $100 in the past few months, the economies of the oil-exporting nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council will be tested. A key question for their future prosperity is: Have they

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