Deputy Prime Minister chairs SCET meeting

The Supreme Council for Education and Training (SCET) has today convened for its 43rd meeting which was held remotely via videoconference.

Deputy Prime Minister and SCET Chairman His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa chaired the virtual session, stressing that Bahraini citizen represents the top priority in all development projects.

He underlined the Government’s efforts to created rewarding jobs and achieve sustainable development to further progress in the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

He said that the Government, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, is resolved to adopt educational strategies and promote the employability of graduates.

The session approved a number of initiatives to develop school and post-school education to promote students’ opportunities in the labour market, obtain accreditation for qualifications, set criteria for exercising profession and improve the performance of the University of Bahrain.

HH the Deputy Prime Minister was updated about a number of initiatives to develop education and training and the phased implementation of educational programs included within the unified framework of government priorities in its third updated version.

The session was also briefed about the development of the Employment Skills Platform, which is being implemented by the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) in a first in Bahrain, relying on artificial intelligence to provide a comprehensive and integrated data for the most important skills and jobs required by the labour market.

The council also reviewed progress of work on the "Skills Bahrain" project, which is considered one of the most important strategic initiatives for the development of after-school education.

The project aims to establish a national entity concerned with developing vocational education that works on building and developing the skills of the workforce to improve competitiveness and productivity in the labor market.

Source: Bahrain News Agency