Manama, Feb. 2. (BNA) — Tamkeen and the Specific Council for Training in Retail (SCTR) organised an orientation session that was attended by 80 HR and training senior managers from various retail establishments, which highlighted the training programmes offered by the two organisations to develop Bahrainis’ skills in the retail sector. Suad Al-Shakrani, Tamkeen’s Senior
Manama, Feb. 2. (BNA) — Tamkeen and the Specific Council for Training in Retail (SCTR) organised an orientation session that was attended by 80 HR and training senior managers from various retail establishments, which highlighted the training programmes offered by the two organisations to develop Bahrainis’ skills in the retail sector.
Suad Al-Shakrani, Tamkeen’s Senior Manager for Human Capital Development, and Dr. Ehsan Ghurbal, Manager of Tamkeen’s Career Progression Programme, reviewed Tamkeen’s various training programmes, such as the Professional Certification Scheme, which enables Bahrainis to obtain internationally accredited certificates; the International Placement Programme, which provides Bahraini employees with the opportunity to gain international best practices and experience; and the Career Progression Programme, which offers business owners and their employees customised training solutions; in addition to other pioneering programmes and initiatives.
Tamkeen’s Vice-President for Human Capital Development Mrs. Amal Al-Kooheji, commented on the announcement: “This orientation session is part of Tamkeen’s efforts to provide flexible training opportunities to help Bahrainis develop their skills and accelerate their careers. The meeting enabled us to showcase Tamkeen’s programmes that can serve retail businesses and employees, which in turn enhance the retail sector as a whole.”
SCTR Board Chairperson, Mrs. Amal Yousef Al-Moayyed, commented, “The meeting was held as a result of the MoU between the SCTR and Tamkeen to coordinate and integrate their long-term efforts to make Bahrainis the employees of choice in the retail sector. We thank Tamkeen for the support it provides for the training programmes that we create to develop this sector.”
Addressing the representatives of the retail sector at the meeting, Mrs. Al-Moayyed added, “I hope that all of you will benefit from the various programmes offered by Tamkeen and the SCTR. It is our objective that you look to augment the training plans within your companies and support Bahrainis through continuous training. From my personal experience, I am confident that Bahrainis are capable of facing challenges and competing with foreign labor if they receive adequate support and training.”
SCTR Executive Director, said, Mrs. Safiyah Al Shihab, “The meeting furthered cooperation between Tamkeen and the SCTR as the two organisations share the same objectives and provide similar services to the private sector in the form of training programmes that help Bahrainis develop their skills. We have an ongoing cooperation with Tamkeen on all our programmes, and we work closely together to convey the latest developments to the retail sector.”