iGA and Tamkeen Launch specialized courses in AWS Certificate to promote Bahrain’s ICT Sector

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26 Nov 2017

The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) and the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at training and qualifying Bahraini professionals in Information and Communication Technology Sector.

The MoU comes as part of the joint efforts between the two organizations to help promote the performance of the ICT sector in line with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.

As part of the agreement, specialized courses will be offered in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certificate and aimed at government IT professionals.  

AWS has lately announced the launch of the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) office in Bahrain as the first in the Middle East. This key achievement stressed Bahrain’s strategic attraction for leading investment companies, especially in the ICT Sector.

Under this agreement, Tamkeen will be supporting individuals working in the IT sector, in training and professional qualification, while iGA will manage the program supervision and coordination with AWS and public entities.
Tamkeen Chief Executive Dr Ebrahim M. Janahi stressed Tamkeen’s role in supporting ICT sector with the various support initiatives aimed at promoting Bahrain’s leading regional position.

“One of the important support initiatives is “Cloud Computing” along with its professional certifications listed under Tamkeen’s Professional Qualifications Scheme,” Dr Janahi stated.  

“Implementation of the project comes in line with authority’s efforts to adopt the Cloud Computing policy within the government sector by developing the capabilities of all public sector employees in this field and acquiring them with new experiences that qualifies them to execute the project in an aim to reduce operational expenses of IT systems and services in the public sector – saving millions of funds and keeping abreast with the rapid developments in this sector.” Stressed Mr. Mohamed Ali AlQaed iGA Chief Executive while valuing Tamkeen’s support for similar training and its attention to advance the national cadre as he continued that this will provide job opportunities with high salaries in both the public and private sectors.

The training program aims at enhancing the efficiency of the government national cadre working in the IT field as well as developing its capabilities while providing it with new skills through high-quality training courses specialized in Cloud Computing on the AWS system and are fully supported by Tamkeen; without paying any fees by the employee or the government entity. This is reflected positively in the increase of productivity on the short and long-term as well as support government scope towards transformation to cloud computing and delivery of services via the national cloud at high speed, shorter period and the least possible costs. Alongside, enhance Bahrain’s position in this field, as it is one of the leading countries in the Middle East that adopted the Cloud Computing policy in the kingdom.