Alba launches women’s vocational training
Manama, February 23, 2014
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has launched its first batch of Women’s Vocational Training (VT) Programme recently, as part of its commitment to empower women.
As part of the programme, 10 Bahraini women have been inducted to undergo a structured training programme over the span of two years, during which, they will be trained on all aspects of the job in the assigned department, said a statement.
The departments include infrastructure and engineering; procurement; health, safety and environment; marketing; financial accounting; and laboratory.
The programme has been divided into six modules, where each module will have class room and on-job training phases. Each trainee will also be assigned an on-job mentor who will coach to achieve identified objectives.
Rawdha Salman Alaradi, training and recruitment manager, said: “In Alba, we consider women as equal contributors to the company’s productivity and we appreciate the management for recognising the role of women employees. Alba is proud to launch the maiden Women’s VT Programme, which will provide women with necessary skills and hands-on training, as well as encouragement to boost their future careers.”
The programme is being held in partnership with Bahrain’s labour fund Tamkeen, which will support the training cost and salary increments for the trainees. - TradeArabia News Service