Tamkeen and the National Society for the Support of Education and Training hosted a joint Orientation Session for business owners on Monday, September 3rd 2012 at the The K Hotel in Juffair about the Enterprise development Support Programme (EDS). The session which was organised to mark the 10th anniversary of Career Expo, also aims to encourage Bahraini Business Firms to participate in Career Expo 2012 through Tamkeen’s “Tarweej” Scheme. Tarweej is one of the multitude of Schemes offered under Tamkeen’s flagship Enterprise Development Support Programmeto enhance the growth and productivity of Bahraini business enterprises.
The event was attended by around 80 business owners interested to participate in Career Expo 2012 as well as representative from public and private educational bodies and Societies. The two parties joined hands together again to organise this three- day Expo which is scheduled to take place during the 6th to the-8th November 2012 at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre.
As a Strategic Partner to this event, Tamkeen reaffirms its commitment to support the private sector enterprises for around 60 Bahraini Enterprises at the Career Expo 2012 through “Tarweej” Scheme. Under this Scheme, Tamkeen subsidises up to 80 per cent of the participation fees of Bahraini business enterprises taking part in local and international trade fairs.
This year’s expo will feature 8 wings and 144 stands and is expected to attract over 24,000 visitors across various age groups and backgrounds such as vocational students, Job seekers, parents and professionals in the Training and Education industry.
Mr. Saeed Asbool, President of the National Society for the Support of Education and Training, commenting on this partnership said : “The National Society for the Support of Education and Training is delighted to be associated with Tamkeenfor the second time to organise Career Expo 2012. Tamkeen’s involvement with Career Expo 2012 is of great significance as it serves the key objective of supporting Bahrainis and Bahrain’s Private sector as well as its crucial role on creating awareness of the Kingdom’s labour market’s needs, connecting Bahrainis with skills training and jobs and assisting businesses to achieve their potential”.
Tamkeen’s Private Sector Support Senior Manager Mohammed Bucheery, expressed his satisfaction with the level of response from Bahraini business enterprises wishing to take part in Career expo 2012. “We are very pleased with our partnership with the National Society for the support of Education and Training,” says Mr. Bucheery. “Career Expo is one strong example of such opportunities offered by Tamkeento Bahraini Enterprises to showcase their products and services, connect with other establishments and learn the best practices in the industry to help achieve prosperity and sustainability, ” Added Mr. Bucheery.
Mr. Bucheery appealed to all business sectors seeking new avenues for growth and professional development, andwho meet the application criteria to take this opportunity and benefit from Tamkeen’s Tarweej Scheme and participate in this event.
Tamkeen's Enterprise Development Programme includes: the Business Development Scheme Istishara to assist in the strategic planning and determining vision and goals of the organisation, the Technical Assistance Scheme Techania to provide support for the purchase of latest enterprise-related tools and equipment, the Quality Management Systems Scheme Jawda to assist in the design and application of world-class quality standards, the Growth Assistance Scheme Tarweej to support enterprises' participation in local and international events and exhibitions, and the Marketing Assistance Scheme Tasweeq to provide support in the design and implementation of effective marketing and communications strategies, the Large Enterprises support Scheme allows Large Enterprises to acquire industrial machinery and technology.