The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) launched “Kawader”, a national skills portal aimed at jobseekers, business owners and various enterprises, in alignment with its priorities of enhancing the participation of local talent in driving sustainable economic growth in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Initially focusing on the ICT sector, the national database will help close skills gaps in the market by connecting local talent with job opportunities in Bahrain and potential opportunities through Tamkeen’s Global Ready Talent program. Future planning is currently underway to expand the scope of the portal to cover other key economic sectors in the future.
Kawader will provide stakeholders with access to local talent skilled in highly in demand ICT specialties through a single online platform, enabling prospective employers to find the skills required to support the continued growth of this high-potential sector.
“Kawader was launched in response to the growing demand for Tech talent in the market. The portal’s aim is to help match highly-skilled local talent with potential employers looking to fill specialized roles, in particular within the ICT realm, a rapidly growing sector in the Kingdom, which is central to the success of many businesses while also being a key driver of the national economy. Kawader will also help Bahrain’s talented tech professionals build rewarding career paths that utilize their skills, develop their talent, support their professional growth, and empower them to realize their full potential.” Expressed Her Excellency Ms. Maha Mofeez, Chief Executive of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen).
“The new portal, “Kawader” is a reflection of Tamkeen’s commitment to enabling Bahrainis to become employees of choice in the labor market, in line with its main objectives. It also comes as part of a range of initiatives designed to address skill gaps in emerging and key economic sectors.” She added.
As a key partner driving economic growth in the Kingdom, Tamkeen is hosting this initiative with the aim of supporting the private sector and the labor market. Since inception, Tamkeen has supported thousands of Bahrainis in achieving professional certifications, and as part of its transformation, has introduced 16 new programs, including the Global Ready Talent Program which to date has allowed around 60 Bahrainis to train within 12 leading global companies in their international headquarters.
Individuals with tech skills and experience, who are specialized in ICT can register on Kawader by creating a profile and uploading their CV, while companies can post relevant tech job vacancies on the portal.