Tamkeen's career programme helps 3000
Manama, April 23, 2009
A record 3,000 Bahrainis have sought additional skills towards improving their productivity and the level of job satisfaction from a career progression programme (CPP) created by Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, said a report.
The programme is managed by BDO Jawad Habib Consulting.
The programme participants represent employees from a wide range of private sector companies and different career paths: from HR officers and customer service agents to cashiers, security officers and call centre agents, welders; electricians and even aircraft maintenance technicians.
Not only they have desire to improve the required skills in their current jobs but also their needs to improve additional supportive skills such as their English language, customer service, communication and team work.
"The CPP was designed to reach 6,500 Bahrainis in three and a half years, so this milestone of 3,000 participants of which 2000 employees either completed or in the process of completing their training programmes is very important to us,” said Abdulellah Al Qassimi, Tamkeen's chief executive.
“In fact, 1000 of these employees have already been entitled for their BD50 pay increase,” he added.
"More than the increased productivity that it unlocks, we see it as a confirmation of the desire among Bahrainis to improve their capabilities and equip themselves for the modern workplace and become productive, ambitious employees. We believe that the CPP empowers Bahrainis and will help to change the Bahrain workplace of this decade for the better."
"The training programmes proposed for each employee are outcomes to the training need analysis conducted for employees to improve their skills at their current capacities and enhance their productivity," said Jawad Habib Jawad, the senior partner at BDO Jawad Habib Consulting.
"This success would have not been achieved without the sincere commitments from the participating companies toward the development of their Bahraini workforce. We are looking forward to deploy more for training as we believe that this programme will make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Bahrainis by enhancing their careers and income," he added. – TradeArabia News Service