Tamkeen supported 3,500 Bahrainis and 1,217 enterprises in two months
TDT | Manama
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The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) supported more than 3,500 Bahraini individuals through training and employment support initiatives and 1,217 enterprises from January to February 2023, the latest performance indicators confirm.
Moreover, more than 51% of the supported enterprises were startups.
This came as Tamkeen held its first Board of Directors meeting for 2023 to discuss its strategy and programmes, and present key performance indicators (KPIs) for the year ahead.
This was in addition to reviewing the progress of the institute’s digital transformation plan and approving the financial accounts for 2022. Sh. Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board said the latest strategy focused on incentivizing high-potential enterprises that offer greater opportunities for growth and expansion, while also contributing to the creation of high-quality jobs for locals.
Maha Mofeez, Chief Executive of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) emphasised that Tamkeen will continue to focus on its strategic priorities, which include facilitating the increased economic participation of Bahrainis, providing training that is aligned with labour market needs in new and emerging skills, as well as enterprise and ecosystem development, to drive positive economic impact and sustainable growth in the Kingdom.
In the first quarter, Tamkeen launched initiatives to support the employment of Bahraini doctors in private sector institutions and signed partnership agreements with local and international institutions to train and employ Bahrainis according to labour market needs.
This includes an agreement with “Fives Group” to provide specialized training opportunities for tens of Bahrainis in the manufacturing sector.
This quarter also saw the graduation of the first cohort of the Cyber Security Training Programme in partnership with SANS Institute, and intensive training programmes on "Software Engineering" and "UI/UX Design" skills in partnership with the General Assembly.
Tamkeen announced its partnership with several creative hubs as part of its support for the high-potential creative industries sector and relaunched the Startup Bahrain platform to enhance the startup ecosystem in the Kingdom.
The relaunch includes an updated vision and new perks for startups.