Tamkeen, as part of its strategic initiatives to provide support and boost the productivity and skills of individuals and enterprises, has announced its support for the ‘Bahrain Training before Work’ Expo which is taking place at the Gulf Hotel on 15th and 16th May 2013. This annual event was officially inaugurated by His Excellency the Minister of Labour, Mr. Jameel Humaidan in the presence of high ranking officials, local business owners as well as heads of training and educational institutes. This year, through “Tarweej Scheme”, one of the many business support schemes under Tamkeen’s flagship Enterprise Development Support Programme, Tamkeen supported the participation of 22 enterprises.
Commenting on this announcement, Tamkeen Acting Vice President for Private Sector Support Mr. Mohammed Bucheery said: “At Tamkeen, we are committed to our strategic initiative to provide support for providing education and training for young Bahraini graduates, at the same time, also support the different training institutes that provide such training and education. We are confident that the Expo will provide an excellent platform for the participants to showcase their education and training portfolios.”
Tamkeen’s Enterprise Development Support Programme is in line with its objectives to boost the capabilities of the private sector and enhance the productivity and growth of businesses in Bahrain. The “Tarweej” scheme enables companies to maximise their exposure through local, regional, and international exhibitions. All eligible enterprises in Bahrain may benefit from the scheme, but need to apply one month in advance of the desired event.
Tamkeen has allocated over BD 126 million to the Enterprise Development Programme to date, and more than 5,500 enterprises in Bahrain have benefited from it to date.
In addition to “Tarweej”, it also includes “Istishara” to assist in the strategic planning and determining vision and goals of the company, “Techania” to provide support for the purchase of latest enterprise-related tools and equipment, “Jawda” to assist in the design and application of world-class quality standards, “Tasweeq” to support the creation and implementation of effective marketing and communications strategies, the “Large Enterprises Support Scheme” which allows large enterprises to acquire industrial machinery and technology and the “Legal Services Support Scheme”, which provides access to a wide range of legal support services.
Enterprises interested in benefiting from the Enterprise Development Support schemes may visit Tamkeen’s Enterprise Development Support Agency at Meral Building located in Seef area, or call the toll-free number (80008001), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).