Fewer than one in five GCC firms offer on-the-job training to their nationals creating a major ‘skills gap’ that needs to be bridged, according to an international expert. International Labour Organisation (ILO) deputy regional dir
A leading US television personality has chosen Bahrain as his first destination in the region to encourage artists to use their skills to make money. Seven-time Emmy Award winner Dr William Baker arrived in Bahrain on Tuesday (November 10) to
Inmates at Bahrain’s main women’s prison are undergoing skills training at a newly established beauty salon and sewing centre. It is part of major revamps conducted at the Women Reform, Rehabilitation and Remand Centre in Isa Town
Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region employers share the concern of counterparts in the US that universities are not preparing students with sufficient key skills needed for the workplace, an American higher education expert said.
Bahrain’s tour guides will soon require licences to operate under a new scheme to protect tourists. The first group of 30 officially trained tour guides are due to graduate next month from a course provided by the Industry, Commerce and
Swappaholics Holdings, an innovative startup, that recently graduated from the TURN8 Accelerator programme (Round 4) in Dubai, has launched a skills swapping portal, a disruptive platform, modeled after the barter trade system that will allow
About 100 UAE students have left for Ireland as part of a Ministry of Education programme aimed at imparting practical, scientific and life skills to the youngsters.
The ministry plans to send a total of 400 students to the UK, Sw
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
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
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&