Alba launches training programme for women
Manama, December 1, 2013
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) launched the first-ever Women’s Vocational Training (VT) Programme in partnership with Tamkeen, to mark Bahraini Women’s Day.
As part of the programme, 10 Bahraini women will receive specialised training courses for vocational skills over a 24-month period and several salary increments. The training cost and salary increments will both be supported by Tamkeen.
Bahraini Women’s Day, specially set aside to mark the achievements of women of Bahrain, is organised under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and President of the Supreme Council for Women.
Alba’s chairman Mahmood Hashem Al Kooheji said: “The achievements and contributions of Bahraini women in raising the country’s profile in the global arena are truly commendable. We are especially proud of the many Bahraini women who have set standards of excellence for others to emulate and made the kingdom proud of their accomplishments.”
The programme aims to empower women with necessary skills and hands-on training, to take up relevant positions in various departments such as marketing, laboratory, process control, engineering and procurement at Alba.
CEO Tim Murray said: “Alba values its women employees who are pivotal in shaping the company’s success. We support any initiative that empowers them to be equal contributors to the company’s productivity and are proud to launch the first-ever women’s VT programme in partnership with Tamkeen, which will develop and train women for career advancements in the company, based purely on merit.”
Tamkeen’s acting VP for Human Capital Development, Amal Al Kooheji said the initiative was part of Tamkeen’s efforts to provide Bahraini women with opportunities that allow them to grow and develop.
With our partnership with Alba, we will be able to provide support to arm women that have exhibited hard-work and potential at Alba, a set of specialised skills that will contribute to the attainment of their career objectives and goals, Al Kooheji added. - TradeArabia News Service