53 companies took part in virtual recruitment campaign
TDT | Manama
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Around 53 companies took part in the annual recruitment campaign organised by the Guidance and Career Development Centre of the Bahrain Polytechnic.
The event was held virtually via the Zoom platform and under the patronage of Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, the Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bahrain Polytechnic.
Thanking the companies and students for making the event a big success, the minister told students that the world is fast shifting to the virtual space. “Grooming skills in specific disciplines are required to keep pace with the changes, for which students should remain flexible and well versed in technological advancements,” the minister said.
Higher educational institutions, the minister said, should make this their mission. “Institutions should hone the skills of their students to meet the needs of the labour market and ensure that there are no gaps in this process.”
This transformation, the minister said, is also crucial to achieving the vision 2030, which calls for making Bahrainis the ideal choice for employment. The mission of Bahrain Polytechnic, the minister said, is to produce graduates capable of adapting to the economic dynamics of the regional and international market.
“For this, we should work closely with industry partners to ensure that our students have the skills they are looking for.” Dr Reem Al-Buainain, the acting CEO of the Polytechnic, said the polytechnic is keen to organise annual recruitment campaigns. “This is to strengthen relations with industrial and financial partners, who are contributing significantly to the development of graduates.”
“The partnerships with various public and private sector institutions are contributing greatly to design programmes, curricula and teaching methods to prepare students and arm them with skills of the 21st century.”
Dr Al Buainain added: “This campaign, like the previous ones, would give students the opportunities to find a job that matches their aspirations, opens the way for them to broaden their horizons, build leadership qualities, and contribute to achieving vision 2030.”
“We are pleased with our relationship with the Polytechnic and its continuous communication with our company,” said Abdul Amir Darwish, the Director of Graduate Training and Employment Department at Ibrahim Khalil Kanoo Company. Darwish said, “We are keen to employ the students of Polytechnic for their unique knowledge and skills.”