INJAZ launches ‘Tech Valley’ to support Bahraini students
INJAZ Bahrain, in collaboration with the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) and Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), has launched a “Tech Valley” programme to support young Bahraini talents for their future in a digital age. Tech Valley is a three-week programme focused on engaging high school students in handson, project-based learning to be successful in careers in technology. The idea is to provide a direct path from high school to college to career to ensure a steady pipeline of educated professionals.
The programme introduces future innovators to five learning tracks. Topics include cloud computing, big data and data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, Blockchain, the Internet of Things. Participants will also learn how to design their own Infographics to best showcase information and boost their communication skills. The programme wraps up with a team-based Hackathon to apply the acquired modules on the Bahraini ecosystem.
Her Highness Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, INJAZ Bahrain Chairperson, commented on the programme, stating: “We believe that students need to understand the basics of emerging technology to thrive in the modern digital age and this program educates students in this respect.” For his part, Tamkeen’s Chief Executive Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi praised this programme as an important initiative towards fostering students’ skills in digital transformation.
On this occasion, BIBF’s Director Dr Ahmed Al Shaikh, stated, “Across all industries, digital skills are required in the majority of roles and companies want to hire graduates that know of digital technologies and platforms.” Also, as part of the programme, a hackathon will be held in collaboration with Brinc Batelco towards the end of the programme.