Thursday, September 19, 2019

Bahrain Youth to be Empowered through Digital camp

Youngsters living in the Kingdom of Bahrain have the opportunity to learn the latest in the field of communications and information technology through the launch of a unique ‘Summer Boot Camp’.

The NGN Training and Development Center announced the upcoming launch of the ‘Summer Boot Camp’ a unique summer camp which will provide the youth with valuable skills- the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

CEO of NGN Center, Yaqoob Al Awadhi, stated that the camp is in line with the digital transformation efforts in the Kingdom of Bahrain through the development of the youth’s skills in the field of modern technology. “The camp will further enhance their contribution to the implementation of Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, which focuses on building a highly knowledgeable economy,” said Mr. Al-Awadhi.

The camp will be geared towards high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 and will be held at the NGN Centre headquarters at the World Trade Center. “We decided to conduct the camp during the summer in order to facilitate the ability of these students to attend and enhance their academic competitiveness. During the camp we will also guide them in the process of choosing the course of education and career which should suit their goals and abilities later in life,” he said.

The camp’s agenda will focus on advanced technology topics including coding skills, virtual safety, virtual reality experiences and Qin Block Technology and other advanced technology issues. “The camp will also focus on building team communication and critical thinking skills which are vital in this digital age,” he stated.

Awareness sessions, knowledge-building exercises and practical applications will also be included in the agenda of the Summer Boot Camp. The camp also includes business projects and a dialogue forum to discuss differences about the dangers and advantages of the digital age.

The camp is being organized in close cooperation with local technology institutions to provide the best experiences to participants, and will be conducted in two 10-day sessions next month.

Students are encouraged to register for the camp. Registration fees will cover course materials, training experts and certification among other aspects. “ Building digital organizations is not merely about adopting the latest technology. It is as much, if not more, about people’s capabilities to manage the technologies, and more importantly, about people’s mindsets and the cumulative organizational culture,” said Mr. Al-Awadhi.

“A cultural shift to digital-first can only be accomplished when the workforce adopts certain characteristics. It is therefore of paramount importance to prepare and arm the youth for such a culture shift,” he concluded.

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