Tamkeen signs up for key Mena project
Manama, September 24, 2013
Bahrain labour fund Tamkeen said it has signed on as a strategic partner for Intelaaq, an initiative by the Mena Centre for Investment.
The Tamkeen move comes in line with its drive to enhance and develop the capabilities of Bahrainis and enterprises in the private sector, said a statement from the company.
An innovative project, Intelaaq enables university-level students to develop their skills by experiencing real-life work environments.
The programme will give around 20 top-achieving juniors and seniors majoring in business from the kingdom’s 14 universities the opportunity to work as professional consultants at a leading business consultancy firm in Bahrain over the course of the current fall semester. To be eligible for the programme, the students must be nominated by their respective institution.
Working as teams under a senior consultant from the firm, the students will be tasked with solving a specific business challenge facing a real company. At the project’s conclusion, the students will present their plan to the client and be assessed for their work, said the Tamkeen statement.
The Intelaaq Programme will begin in mid-October. All universities in Bahrain are invited to submit their nominations to Hana.firstname.lastname@example.org by October 6 to ensure their students’ placement in the programme, it stated.
Over the course of the 15-week project, the students will also be trained on important soft and hard skills needed to effectively complete their projects such as teamwork, critical thinking, and punctuality.
In addition, they will also get to learn from the experiences of leading members of the business community through Intelaaq’s Guest Lecture Series, the statement said. -TradeArabia News Service