Supporting growth through enterprise in Bahrain – TVET UK signs MoU with Tamkeen

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During the recent TVET UK trade delegation to Bahrain, Executive Director, Matthew Anderson, signed an MoU with Tamkeen – an agency set up and funded by the private sector to develop and finance initiatives that boost skills, employability and enterprise across the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Established in August 2006, Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain’s national reform initiatives and Bahrain Economic Vision 2030. To date, Tamkeen’s programmes have benefited 66,000 Bahrainis and enterprises in the private sector, and provided more than BD 292.5 million (almost £500 million) in financial support.

To date, Tamkeen’s programmes have benefited 66,000 Bahrainis and enterprises in the private sector

Tamkeen is looking to TVET UK’s expertise and experience to further enhance its existing training provision and better align industry and education by implementing best practice,and developing internationally-recognised bespoke programmes, employer-driven qualifications and training systems and world class training resources.

Tamkeen’s Acting Vice-President for Human Capital Development, Mrs. Amal Al-Kooheji said: ‘Through this agreement, we will be able to access TVET UK’s extensive network of outstanding service providers to offer even more world-class training options for Bahrainis that are in line with labour market demands.’

Matthew Anderson, Executive Director of TVET UK said: ‘Bahrain has a strong history in developing vocational skills and today is leading the GCC in nationalisation of its workforce. We are pleased to collaborate with Tamkeen on this initiative, which was made possible by Bahrain EDB, to give young Bahrainis access to UK technical training, furthering Bahrain’s leading position as a preferred business hub with a highly-skilled national workforce.’

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