Labour and Social Development Minister, Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, has stressed that the outputs of training should meet the needs of the labour market, which is continuously changing with new jobs created as a result of the technological developments.
This requires preparing qualified national workforce and providing them with the necessary professional skills so as to be the first choice for employers in the kingdom, he said.
The minister made the statements while meeting the Bahrain Society of the Private Training Institutes (BSPTI) Chairman, Nawaf Mohammed Al-Jishi, and members.
They discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation within the national efforts to upgrade private training institutes, which will strengthen Bahrain’s status as a regional training centre.
Humaidan pointed out that developing the training curricula and making them compatible with the labour market’s requirements would ensure the success of private training institutes and centres, stressing that the Ministry of Labour and Social Development will continue providing training to qualify national human resources and help them to get quality jobs as quickly as possible.
He called on private training institutions to take advantage of the multiple incentives provided by the National Employment Programme, in its second version, stressing that the private training centres should pay more attention to training programmes so as to offer job seekers the skills they need to join the labour market.
Al-Jishi highlighted BSPTI’s visions and efforts regarding the development of the training system, affirming that the private training centres and institutes are keen to constantly developing their programmes so as to cope with the requirements of the labour market.
He lauded the government’s growing interest in developing the training sector and supporting the private training institutions, citing the stimulus package provided to them during the current exceptional circumstances.