Tamkeen signed an agreement with Zain Bahrain to benefit from the Career Progression Programme, which Tamkeen offers to enhance the capabilities of Bahrainis and make them the employees of choice in the private sector.
Under the agreement, 19 Bahraini employees of Zain Bahrain will be trained in various aspects of management and leadership, which will include the implementation of a sustained Development Plan for training Zain Bahrain’s Key Account Managers (KAMs) and thereby improve their selling and communication skills along with enhancing their team and talent spirit.
Through its Career Progression Programme, Tamkeen offers beneficiary enterprises a series of specialised and high-level training courses for their Bahraini employees to help them improve their performance and advance in their careers. The training programmes are designed based on detailed studies conducted by a dedicated Tamkeen team in cooperation with the beneficiary enterprises to identify skill gaps among their Bahraini employees.
In addition to training, Tamkeen also subsidises the basic salaries of the beneficiary employees. The subsidy amount ranges between BD50 and BD100 for a maximum of two years.
Tamkeen’s Senior Manager, Human Capital Development, Ms. Suad AlShakrani, commented: “The Career Progression Programme is a unique, outstanding initiative as it benefits both employees and employers. Not only does the programme enhance the competence of employees by addressing their skill gaps, but it also improves the performance of the private sector in general through the development of human resources, which ultimately contributes to the growth of the national economy.”
Zain Bahrain’s HR Development Manager Dana Bukhammas, also commented on the announcement “The support of Tamkeen will help Zain Bahrain to implement a tailormade program that has been designed by RPM International Consultancy W.L.L., jointly with its US partners Carew international and Chally Group. We believe that it will vastly improve our KAMs effectiveness and put career progression within reach of many of our team.”
“The Tamkeen-Zain Bahrain partnership will help us to energise our staff and tap new talent through focussed training and effective recruitment of Bahrainis since the Bahranization in Zain Bahrain reaches 90%.” She added.
Launched in 2007, the Career Progression Programme has to date served more than 12,000 Bahrainis in more than 500 enterprises across all sectors and industries.
Employers wishing to benefit from this programme can visit Tamkeen’s Career Progression Office, located on the 3rd Floor of Nuetel Building in Amwaj Islands, contact the Customer Service Center on 17383333 or email Info.firstname.lastname@example.org.
To date, more than 77,000 Bahrainis and Bahraini enterprises have benefited from Tamkeen programmes, which include training, work readiness, and business support and financing solutions for start-ups and established enterprises.