674 benefit from inJAz programme
Manama, May 22, 2012
A total of 674 students from 23 government secondary schools benefited from the Job Shadow programme held by inJAz Bahrain in partnership with 11 leading organisations from the kingdom’s industrial, services and educational sectors.
InJAz launched its programme twice in the academic year 2011/2012.
It was delivered through a variety of in-classroom learning activities and a one-day field visit to specific companies, a statement from the organization said. During these visits, the volunteers from the hosting company talked to students about their career experiences and allowed them to shadow them and their colleagues in their various roles.
In addition, the students were able to have open discussions with the employees from which they had to prepare reports on what they learnt. At the end, a series of activities were also organised to encourage the students to develop a personal plan of action to achieve their future academic and career goals.
The Job Shadow programme aims to provide students with real-life opportunities to learn more about the fundamental business concepts - such as revenues, costs, competitiveness, and market fundamentals - that will help shape their future careers, the statement said.
Sh Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, executive director of inJAz Bahrain, said: “The feedback from our students on the programme has been truly remarkable as it addresses their desire to observe how employees perform their tasks in real-life context.”
“The credit goes to the support and encouragement we have received from numerous partners, volunteers and the Ministry of Education over the years.”
The 11 organisations who took part in the program during this year are Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Aluminum Bahrain (Alba), Gulf Petrochemical Industries (GPIC), Gulf Air, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK), Kuwait Finance House (KFH), Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco), Citibank, Tamkeen, Ernst & Young and University of Bahrain (UoB). – TradeArabia News Service