Tamkeen & Bahrain Polytechnic to train 100 Bahrainis in iOS development

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Bahrain Labor Fund (Tamkeen) has partnered with the Bahrain Polytechnic to train 100 Bahrainis in Swift and iOS app development as part of the Apple iOS Program.

The course will focus on mobile development based on Apple Swift Fundamentals and Data collection.

Tamkeen said in a statement that the first batch of 25 trainees will start in October at Bahrain Polytechnic, the first authorized Apple training center in Bahrain and the second in the region.

The training will be by Apple-certified trainers and will offer a professional certificate (Level 1 of the iOS App Development).

Ms. Maha Mofeez, Acting Chief Executive of Tamkeen, emphasized the importance of upskilling and reskilling Bahraini talent to prepare them for change, and ensure the private sector has access to high-quality professionals that can support the growth and success of enterprises.

“We are committed to delivering greater impact for the Kingdom’s economy by fulfilling our role in the government-led economic recovery plan and through our support to all economic sectors while incentivizing high potential sectors that can drive innovation, productivity, and sustainability in the national economy,” Ms. Mofeez added.

At the end of the program, participants will receive a one-month internship. “Those interested can apply through the website of Bahrain Polytechnic. Registrations are open until the 25th of this month. Applicants do not require any programming experience,” according to the statement.

Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic commented that, “We are delighted to partner with Tamkeen to offer this program that caters to the requirements of the local labor market and beyond. We look forward to equipping Bahrainis with the technical skills and knowledge required to enter the field of iOS development and achieve career growth within this industry.”

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