Thursday 7 December 2023

Signing the agreement

Tamkeen signs deal with Japan’s E-Growth to train Bahrainis

MANAMA, September 5, 2023

Bahrain’s Labour Fund (Tamkeen) has signed an agreement with major Japanese Application developer, E-Growth aimed at supporting international training opportunities for Bahraini talent.
 As part of Tamkeen's Global-Ready Talent Programme, the initiative marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between Bahrain and the Bahrain Embassy in Japan.
The 12-month programme will see Bahrainis join E-Growth as Application developers, working on mission-critical applications, building, designing, and developing Java applications, and coordinating with their team on different layers of the web infrastructure. 
Degree in ICT
Those with a bachelor's degree in the ICT field are selected to benefit from this 12-month programme. Interested individuals in obtaining similar training opportunities in the ICT sector can register through Tamkeen’s newly launched ‘Kawader’ platform.
Tamkeen’s Chief Executive, Maha AbdulHameed Mofeez said: “The partnership between Tamkeen and E-Growth signifies a transformative opportunity for young Bahrainis in the vastly growing ICT sector. By aligning with Japan's technological advancement, which opens doors to world-class training, knowledge transfer, and hands-on experience with industry giants. 
“The initiative not only empowers Bahraini youth with specialised skills, but also gives them experience in cross-border collaboration, enhancing their global readiness. It's a strategic investment for the future, nurturing talent, driving innovation, and reinforcing Bahrain's position as a hub for technological excellence.”
Application development
E-Growth is a major player in Application development in Japan. The institution's partners include Japanese and global players such as IBM Japan Limited, HP Japan Inc, Sega XD Co and Softbank Technology Corporation.
E-Growth President, Akiyoshi Sakaguchi, said: “I would like to express my gratitude to Tamkeen’s team for their efforts in fostering cooperation between E-Growth and the Kingdom of Bahrain. We look forward to making steady strides together in reshaping the world of information technology and contributing to the growth of this sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain, while enhancing the skills of young local talent.”
Tamkeen has supported 51 Bahrainis to date through the Global-Ready Talent Programme, where individuals successfully joined the workforces of various international companies. These include Fives Group, Arla Foods, CERN, ZEN Data, and ProDrive International.--TradeArabia News Service


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