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BIBF launches academies for IT, digital transformation

MANAMA, November 27, 2021

Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF) has announced the launch of six learning academies for IT and digital transformation as part of the institute's efforts to support the government's recent economic recovery strategy, which prioritized training 10,000 Bahrainis and identified IT as one of the most promising economic sectors.
 
“The six digital academies launched by the institute include Digital Transformation, XTech & Digital Banking, Data Science, Cyber Security, Transformational Technologies, and IT, In addition to the Information Technology Fundamentals Academy. 
 
The unveiling of these academies coincides with the relocation of BIBF to its new headquarters in Bahrain Bay, which boasts cutting-edge infrastructure, multi-use halls, and highly qualified educational and administrative cadres, making it the region's most prestigious educational and training center.
 
BIBF Head of the Centre for Digital Transformation & Project Management Ahmed Naeemi said the launch culminates in a lengthy journey in which it was able to provide more than 600 training courses inside and outside Bahrain, benefiting numerous students, graduates, employees, directors, CEOs, members, and chairmen of the board of directors.
 
"We've formed partnerships with major global technology businesses like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and CompTIA in the fields of information technology training and digital transformation, awareness workshops, specialist workshops, professional certification courses, and specialized courses based on practical application and innovation of appropriate technical solutions," he added.
 
Naeemi said the institute's Center for Digital Transformation and Project Management creates and provides integrated training solutions that allow students to go from studying the fundamentals to mastering sophisticated technology disciplines such as cyber security and artificial intelligence. 
 
All the six academies provide specialized training tracks, making it simpler for trainees to select relevant training courses based on their sector of work and technological capabilities to be developed, added Naeemi.
 
BIBF is a non-profit institution affiliated with Bahrain's Central Bank. It was founded in 1981, and more than 340,000 people have benefited from its programs in a variety of fields, including banking, accounting, insurance, information technology, project management, leadership, and management, as well as academic programs based on the latest technologies and internationally recognized training bases.-TradeArabia News Service



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