Tamkeen signs key training deal
Manama, December 28, 2010
Tamkeen and the National Institute for Industrial Training have signed an agreement to recruit and train 100 Bahrainis as part of Tamkeen's Human Capital Development Projects.
The National Institute for Industrial Training will provide engineering multi-skills (EMS) training in partnership with Wigan and Leigh College in the UK.
The contract was signed on behalf of Tamkeen by enterprise and human capital development vice-president Dr Ahmed Abdul Ghani Al Sheikh, and National Institute for Industrial Training chairman Emad Almoayyed.
The contract, worth BD390,000, is to recruit and train 100 Bahraini graduates from secondary schools for entry into the labour market by providing the opportunity to take advantage of the specialised engineering skills offered by the Institute.
The duration of the training sessions is nine months full time.
'After completion of this programme, the trainees will have a good chance of acquiring further advanced skills in four of the engineering areas required in the labour market including mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, automotive engineering, and fabrication and welding,' said Dr Al Sheikh.
'The second phase of the EMS programme enables trainees to specialise in one of these four disciplines.
'Registration will start for new secondary school graduates with priority given to students of technical disciplines or with industrial experience, as all training courses in this programme are licensed by the Labour Ministry,' added Dr Al Sheikh.
'Graduates will receive certificates from the National Institute for Industrial Training partner Wigan and Leigh College,' he said.
'The training experience which is characterised by the National Institute of Industrial Training is essential in the field of modern industries,' added Almoayyed.
'The close co-operation between the institute and the companies operating in the industrial sector of Bahrain, has enabled the programmes offered by the institute to meet the needs of the labour market by providing employment for skilled Bahrainis trained according to the most accurate professional qualifications available.'-TradeArabia News Service