‘FORSATI for govt employees’

Plans are on way to upskill government employees in the Kingdom through a partnership with Microsoft and ICT training provider Thinksmart, said the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA). The initiative which would potentially help thousands of Bahraini government employees has been named as ‘FORSATI for Government Employees’. Under the terms of the MoU, iGA, Microsoft and Thinksmart will work together on the initiative.

“Our collaboration with Microsoft and Thinksmart will help us build the foundations of that success and improve government eServices, accelerate innovation, boost employment and economic growth in the Kingdom. We look forward to working with our partners to enhance the overall competitiveness of the country in line with Bahrain Vision 2030,” said iGA’s Chief Executive Mohamed Ali AlQaed. Microsoft will work to provide courses, certifications, and technical guidance.

Training paths will include Microsoft basic tools, professional IT, cloud training, digital transformation and exposure to technologies that have emerged as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Each path will be customized to align with the job role of the participant. “Microsoft has enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with the Government of Bahrain, and our work with the iGA has continued that tradition of committing ourselves to help every Bahraini individual and organization to achieve more,” said Sheikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, Country Manager, Bahrain and Oman, Microsoft.

“Digital transformation has the power to engage citizens, empower government employees, optimize operations and reinvent service-delivery models. It is a vital component of achieving the goals of Vision 2030 and we are delighted to work with iGA and Thinksmart to help government departments realize that vision.” 

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