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Upskilling GCC workforce must for new economy: report

The Mena region must focus on providing its future generation of workers the skill sets needed for the unfolding digital revolution, says a report. The next few years will see widespread disruption in the workforce due to the technologi

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Hempel to teach painting skills at Bahrain expo

Hempel Paints, a specialist in coatings and paints used in interior decoration, will be teaching painting skills to children at the crèche being set up for the visitors of the gulfInteriors expo. The Northern Gulf's highly ac

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Future of teachers discussed at Dubai forum

The topic of ‘How teachers in 2030 will look like’ was raised at the fourth Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF), held recently in Dubai. The session moderated by Tony Jackson, vice president of Education Asia Society in

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New partnerships launched to tackle issues in education

Three new international groups comprising experts from leading private businesses, academia, government and the third sector have been launched for the first time at the Global Education and Skills Forum 2016 (GESF) in Dubai. They have

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Skills programme registration opens in Bahrain

Registration opens today (January 12) for a four-month-long training programme which aims to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among young Bahrainis. Chance is one of the many skills programmes implemented by the Youth Pioneer Society, an

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Hino conducts skills contest at Saif Zone

Hino Middle East Office and Training Center, a subsidiary of Hino Motors Japan, recently organised a skills contest at its centre at the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (Saif Zone).   Various Hino distrib

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Gulf strategy to bridge skills gap ‘crucial’

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

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TV personality urges use of artistic skills to make money

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

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Skills training for Bahrain’s women prisoners

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

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Mena employers share concerns over students skills

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.

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