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The Bahrain Labour Fund (Tamkeen), in line with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s vision to enhance living standards, has announced  several program tracks aimed at bolstering the careers and wages of Bahraini employees across various fields. These initiatives, aligned with the national goal of making Bahrainis the top choice for workforce in the labor market, signify a significant step forward.

Highlighting the significance of these efforts, H.E Maha Mofeez, Chief Executive of Tamkeen, emphasized their commitment with, “We are keen on introducing initiatives aimed at integrating Bahrainis in the labor market and increasing their career development opportunities by combining training and wage increment support which will contribute to developing national talent and placing them in quality jobs.”

Tamkeen is currently designing new support tracks tailored to specific occupations and specialties, expanding the reach of beneficiaries and equipping them with in-demand skills to advance their careers. They also introduced Career Pathway maps for various sectors, beginning with Financial Services and Telecommunications as part of the Skills Bahrain reports. Currently, efforts are underway to finalize the skills required for the remaining nine sectors, which will be unveiled in due course.

This year, Tamkeen has already launched several initiatives, including support for Bahraini doctors in the private sector and the Aspire initiative for career development. Additionally, the Labour Fund continues to collaborate with leading local and international training providers, such as General Assembly and Sans Institute, to offer specialized training opportunities in areas like technology and cybersecurity.

These forward-thinking initiatives complement Tamkeen’s overarching strategy, focused on facilitating increased economic participation, aligning training with emerging skills, fostering enterprise growth, and nurturing ecosystem development. Through these concerted efforts, Tamkeen aims to drive positive economic impact and sustainable growth while empowering Bahrainis as the preferred workforce in the nation’s labor market.