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Manufacturing and Energy sector skills reports launched

TDT | Manama

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The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) announced the launch of the second batch of its sector skills reports which includes the manufacturing and energy sectors as part of the “Skills Bahrain” initiative which aims to guide local skills development.

Within this initiative, Tamkeen collaborated with representatives of various sectors from government and private organizations to foster a skillsbased environment that better meets the needs of the labor market. The initiative facilitates the transition from education to employment by analyzing the key economic sectors in the Kingdom, to identify the skills required by these sectors currently and in the future. In addition to this, the reports also assess the impact of local, regional, and global changes, and specifically digital technology, and artificial intelligence with regards to emerging and future jobs. Furthermore, these reports include career pathway maps for the various professional roles within each sector, providing a unified reference point for stakeholders in those sectors.

Maha Mofeez, Chief Executive of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen), said: “"The dynamic nature of the labor market creates gaps between the skills available and the job requirements in different sectors. Accordingly, Skills Bahrain’s reports will contribute, through its outputs, to addressing these gaps by providing information that supports career guidance for students and job seekers, which will contribute to enhancing the empowerment of national workforce, driving innovation, and raising the level of productivity in line with the economic goals of the Kingdom towards achieving a diversified and sustainable economy."

Mr. Amer Marhoon, the managing director of "Skills Bahrain", stated: "We previously released two skills reports on the financial services and telecommunications sectors, and work is currently underway to prepare reports for other key sectors including healthcare, tourism and hospitality, transportation and logistics, education, retail, and real estate and construction, with these reports expected to be issued later this year."