Tamkeen in key health sector training deal
Manama, April 11, 2011
Tamkeen and the Royal Medical Services have signed a joint MoU for co-operation in the training and employment of Bahrainis in the health sector.
It was signed by Tamkeen's enterprise and human capital development vice-president Dr Ahmad Abdul Ghani Al Shaikh and Royal Medical Services commander Brigadier-General professor Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa.
Tamkeen will support training projects undertaken by Royal Medical Services and develop professional and technical skills of health sector staff.
A skills gap survey conducted by Tamkeen showed there was a need for more qualified healthcare professionals to provide a high standard of healthcare, said officials.
The total expenditure of Tamkeen on training programmes in health sector exceeds BD15 million, with an average of BD16,000 training cost for each trainee, they said.
Dr Al Shaikh said these training initiatives were in line with Tamkeen's strategy for training and development of the Bahraini human capital to make them the employees of choice in the labour market.
Tamkeen's human capital development senior manager Amal Al Kooheji said that training in the medical sector was a priority, considering the increase in job opportunities in the field.-TradeArabia News Service