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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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Tour guides skills plan on the way in Bahrain

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

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Skills swapping platform launched in Dubai

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

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100 Emirati students to get news skills in Ireland

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

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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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