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Bahrain FinTech Bay and Tamkeen (Labour Fund) launched its first FinTech Talent Program (FTP), which focuses on the training and development of Bahraini recent graduates, the first and one of its kind in the Middle East.

The Fintech Talent Program has been developed in collaboration with global experts in finance and technology, including Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The FTP prepares Bahrainis in careers related to FinTech, innovation, and addresses the future skill requirements of Bahrain’s financial services industry.

The FTP will prepare 50 participants in two separate batches, who will have the opportunity to develop their professional skills and learn more about the latest FinTech trends and technologies on a global scale.

“The FTP program, which we hope to significantly grow over the next few years, will equip fresh graduates with the necessary skills required to prepare for the future and take advantage of the opportunities arising from FinTech. We would like to thank Tamkeen for sharing in this vision for Bahrain and for their support in making the FTP possible,” said Khalid Saad, the CEO of Bahrain FinTech Bay.

The Chief Executive of Tamkeen Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, said, “The FinTech Talent Program is a strategic program that will help create a local and well qualified workforce that can meet the demands of the financial services industry, lead innovation, and preserve Bahrain’s leadership position in finance and FinTech.”

Khalid AlRumaihi, CE of the Bahrain Economic Development board (EDB) said, “Developing local talent equipped with the skills that drive growth in an innovation-driven economy is vital to creating an ecosystem from which FinTech companies can thrive. Bahrain’s dynamic FinTech sector is growing rapidly with a number of companies establishing operations, providing opportunities for the local workforce to learn and develop their skills, as well as benefit from knowledge transfer alongside mentors from around the world. Tamkeen, Georgetown University and Bahrain FinTech Bay are examples where collaboration and foresight reap results.”

The training program includes a 6-month internship and mentorship from a partner at Bahrain FinTech Bay, and enrollment in the Georgetown FinTech Course, a professional development course in FinTech, delivered by Georgetown University.

Bahraini qualified candidates who are interested can apply at: