Deputy PM chairs Education, Training Development Council meeting

Manama, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Supreme Council for Education and Training Development, presided on Wednesday over the council meeting.

At the outset of the council meeting, the Deputy Premier hailed the context of the inaugural speech of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the opening of Parliament’s s second session of the Fifth Legislative Term, and His Majesty’s directives to work on development of digital economy and artificial intelligence (AI).

His Highness said the council shoulders the onus of development of academic and training curricula via exploitation of digital economy and artificial intelligence, in harmony with the vision of His Majesty and the royal directives.

The council viewed a detailed presentation on the workflow of the education and training development programs within the unified frame of government priority plans. The council examined the programs accomplishment according to performance indexes. The council listened to explanation of the post-schooling Education Strategy aimed to enhance the output of education to keep abreast with the trends and needs of the labor market, and to support the role of the Higher Education Council, focusing on development of preparatory programs, and diversification of specializations in the programs of higher educational institutions.

The council listened to an explanation presented by the Economic Development Board (EDB) regarding the Employability Skills Platform that provide sufficient quantities of data for jobseekers, offering the most important skills and jobs required in the labor market. This system also contributes in assisting education and training institutions to design their own programs to suit the requirements of the labor market in terms of future jobs and simultaneously contribute with data to the governmental institutions and employers. For this purpose, the council saw the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Tamkeen (i.e. the Labor Fund) and the Informatics and e-Government Authority, to start implementation of the system.

Source: Bahrain News Agency