eGA in Bahrain Polytechnic partnership deal
Manama, September 20, 2011
The eGovernment Authority has signed an agreement with Bahrain Polytechnic to offer citizens a specialized certificate in e-content management.
The deal is part of its efforts to bridge the e-gap, said an eGA statement.
Polytechnic will offer a specialized training in the field of e-content management, following the eGA's announcement last June to launch and develop a specialized program in co-operation with Tamkeen.
Those successfully completing the course will be awarded a professional certificate in eContent Management. The course will be a combination of classroom training followed by practical training in one of the government entities or private sector organizations.
Mohammed Ali Al-Qaed, CEO of eGA, said, 'This national initiative is part of the authority’s projects to develop the e-content in Bahrain, where a new career path and specialty is introduced by Civil Service Bureau, under the name of (e-content Administrator).'
'This focused course will graduate employees specialized in the e-content management and social media, in addition to the latest electronic communication methods used,' Al Qaed.
The e-Content Management Programme targets Bahraini citizens who hold bachelor’s degree in media relations or English language.
The students will undergo a 10 month training course which will provide them with the basics that enable them to design and develop e-content both in Arabic and English, in addition to managing IT projects and e-marketing campaigns.
Dr Mohamed Al Aseeri, acting CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic, stressed the importance of co-operation with eGovernment towards the success of this course, as well as the active participation in supporting this national initiative which is consistent with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.
“We thank everyone involved in this project for their tireless efforts to turn this idea into reality by converting it into a national initiative,” he added.
The e-Content Management Programme is divided into two periods: the first period is four months training inside a classroom. This will be followed by practical training of up to 6 months, starting from November 14.
'The applicants who successfully pass the programme requirements are expected to receive, in the public sector, a monthly salary of BD467 ($1238) as minimum and BD1,267 as maximum,' said Al Qaed.
'The salary can be increased upon promotion after one year. For private sector, the basic monthly salary will range from a minimum of BD500, with 50 per cent of this salary offered by Tamkeen for the first six months, and a maximum of BD1,500, he added.-TradeArabia News Service