Tamkeen is a semi-governmental organization in Bahrain, established in 2006 under Law Number (57) as part of the country’s national reform initiatives. Tamkeen is tasked with making the private sector the key driver of economic development.
Tamkeen’s mandate revolves mainly around developing Bahrainis to allow for their effective competition in the labour market. Additionally, drive increased productivity and efficiency among businesses, and simultaneously help generate value-added job opportunities in the Kingdom.
Tamkeen has launched over 200 programs and initiatives focused on areas such as funding and financing, skill and career progression, customized employment schemes, and entrepreneurship exposure, amongst many others.
Underpinned by 3 strategic pillars, – customer centricity, improving quality, and delivering results, Tamkeen’s initiatives strive to continuously address and respond to key economic challenges facing Bahrainis and businesses at various stages of their development - from start-ups to mature companies, and from students to senior executives.
Today, Tamkeen plays an impactful, distinct and critical role in the national economic development’s landscape, having served over 140,000 Bahrainis and businesses.