In a special ceremony held today, Tamkeen honoured more than 300 private
sector employees who successfully completed the Career Progression Programme.
On the sidelines of the reception, Mrs. Amal Al Kooheji, Senior Manager of
Tamkeen's Human Capital Development was quoted as saying "Since its inception in
2007, we are equally proud that 9000 Bahrainis, representing private sector
companies, have enrolled in the Programme thus far."
As per the Programme's milestones, Mrs. Al Kooheji noted that more than 5,000
Bahrainis have received pay increases after their successful completion of the
training with an allocated budget totalling about BD 6m in addition to BD 4.5m
put into the delivery of more than 300,000 training hours.
She further explained that more than 50 specialised training providers, local
and international alike, hand in hand with Tamkeen consultants, have provided
training and development opportunities for their career progression.
Tamkeen aims to create a trained Bahraini workforce able to cater to the
needs of the marketplace. Being highly trained is a key factor the Tamkeen
programme is providing to make the Bahraini workforce equipped and qualified,
which ultimately leads to promotion to higher job levels and on the upward
Mrs. Al Kooheji explained that Tamkeen, as part of the main objectives of the
CPP, aims to maintain a dedicated, professional and satisfied body of employees
which will lead to greater productivity levels and be of benefit to the
employer. Tamkeen intends to launch the third phase of the Career Progression
Programme early in 2012 with the aim of assisting employees at all salary levels
with a focus on middle income-earners. The third phase will target a beneficiary
group of 11,000 employees of the private sector. The programme caters to the
specific needs of companies wishing to train their employees as well as being
the only such programme in the region that benefits both employer and employee.
Furthermore, Tamkeen will spare no efforts in realising its objectives and
capitalise on its training initiative to benefit Bahraini employees with 8,000
seats available to prospective beneficiaries. The CPP programme should translate
into better-skilled workforce with improved retention rates and increased