Tamkeen offers stock management training
Manama, May 7, 2012
Tamkeen has launched the Warehouse Management Training and Employment Programme in partnership with Bahrain International Retail Development Centre (BIRD) to train 150 Bahrainis in the warehousing management field.
Upon successful completion of the training the participants will obtain an internationally recognised qualification from the UK.
This programme represents the latest addition to Tamkeen's employment and training schemes targeted to stimulate the growth of the booming supply chain and logistics sector in Bahrain. Tamkeen helps local firms populate their labour requirements with a skilled Bahraini workforce by providing the necessary training to an internationally recognised level.
In accordance with the demand for a qualified local workforce in this key sector, Tamkeen will be rolling out the training over a period of six months and will include a mixture of academic and on-the-job training at selected companies leading towards a professional diploma qualification in warehouse management.
As part of this initiative, Tamkeen will grant BD200 ($530.5) as a stipend during the three months of the training course and BD200 as a wage subsidy for nine months after successful completion of the programme.
"Tamkeen is committed to delivering on its promise of making Bahrainis the employees of choice, through addressing skills gaps in the employment market," said Tamkeen human capital development senior manager Amal Al Kooheji.
"The demand in the logistics and warehouse sector for internationally recognised qualifications are ever growing, and for the industry to be sustainable we require local competencies in preparation for the new job opportunities that are envisaged.
"We are confident that today's announcement will contribute to filling those jobs with a local workforce and as opposed to replying on transient expatriate labour."
BIRD is a joint venture set up by Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex and AerRianta International Middle East since 2001.
It is one of the leading training providers in Bahrain and strives to prove quality in design and delivery of the training programmes with continuous effort to improve its services and add value to assure that training process is an investment in human resources. – TradeArabia News Service