Tamkeen’s programs support Bahrainis’ career development
TDT | Manama
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The Labour Fund, Tamkeen, has announced the commencement of work on several program tracks focused on supporting wages of Bahraini employees and supporting their career development in various fields.
It is in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to carry on efforts to improve the living standards of Bahraini nationals through more initiatives.
This followed the agreement between the executive and legislative branches on the budget law for fiscal years 2023-2024 which encouraged the launch of initiatives aimed at increasing wages of Bahrainis employed in the private sector through wage support programs dedicated to a number of occupations, as well as the enhancement of career development programs for Bahrainis and incentivising enterprises to increase Bahranisation rates.
These directives will strongly contribute to the achievement of the national goal of making Bahrainis the first choice of employment in the labour market. Commenting on this, Maha Mofeez, Chief Executive of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) said: “We are keen on introducing initiatives aimed at integrating Bahrainis in the labour market and increasing their career development opportunities by combining training and wage increment support which will contribute to developing national talent and placing them in quality jobs.”
She confirmed that Tamkeen is currently working on designing a number of new support tracks to support some of the occupations and specialties in the market with the purpose of expanding the range of beneficiaries and providing them with the skills required in the market, thus enabling them to climb the career ladder and get access to quality job opportunities.
She highlighted that Tamkeen recently launched Career Pathway maps for several sectors starting with Financial Services and Telecommunications as part of the Skills Bahrain reports. Work is currently underway to finalise the skills requirements for nine remaining sectors which will be launched in due time.