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Tamkeen partners with world-renowned cybersecurity training provider, SANS Institute, to train hundreds of Bahrainis

The Labor Fund (Tamkeen) has established a strategic partnership with the SANS Institute to provide quality cybersecurity training to hundreds of Bahrainis starting with 200 graduates over the next 2 years. This initiative is in line with Tamkeen’s strategic direction and comes in response to market needs that demand high-quality and specialized technology training opportunities for Bahrainis, and the pressing need for qualified cybersecurity professionals. These opportunities will help Bahrainis upskill and retrain to fill this gap and establish sustainable career paths in the technology sector.

HE Husain Mohamed Rajab, Managing Director of Tamkeen, said: “Through our 2021-2025 strategy, we are committed to having a greater impact on the economy. Tamkeen is playing a vital role in the government-led economic recovery plan through our support to all sectors while also focusing on stimulating high-potential sectors and organizing programs and initiatives that promote their growth and development. development. Additionally, we are constantly working with our partners to achieve our goal of making Bahrainis the preferred choice for employment in the private sector. We identify prestigious training and education providers to give Bahrainis the tools they need to thrive and succeed in a rapidly changing market, thereby improving their competitiveness both locally and internationally. We welcome this strategic collaboration with the US-based SANS Institute, which is one of the world’s leading cybersecurity training providers.

SANS Institute is a leading US provider of specialized information security training. They aim to equip cybersecurity professionals with the practical skills and knowledge they need to make the world a safer place. Their courses are aimed at all information security professionals, regardless of experience level, and provide a hands-on approach that equips professionals with skills and knowledge they can apply immediately in their professional life. SANS Institute employs instructors who are experienced practitioners and leaders in their field so they can bring their expertise and practical knowledge to students, providing a high quality and engaging educational experience. They work to ensure that everyone who completes training with SANS will be able to immediately apply the skills learned on their first day on the job.

On this occasion, James Lyne, Chief Technology Officer of SANS Institute, welcomed this collaboration with Tamkeen and highlighted its alignment with their mission to provide industry-leading specialist programs that empower practitioners with the cybersecurity from around the world immediately useful knowledge and capabilities. He added, “We welcome Tamkeen’s partnership and efforts to advance the skills of Bahraini talent in cybersecurity, which aligns with the current strategic direction of growth and impact and contributes to the implementation of Bahrain’s Economic Recovery Plan which aims to position the Kingdom as a regional hub of technology and innovation. We look forward to combining our expertise with the support of Tamkeen to help high caliber and committed Bahrainis improve their skills and advance their careers.

There is currently a gap in the market for cybersecurity professionals in Bahrain, making it a highly demanded career option in several sectors such as financial services, ICT and manufacturing. The importance of cybersecurity roles lies in safeguarding and protecting data, preventing online attacks, and ensuring that information and data are not compromised in any way. These benefits are of great value to organizations and governments, leading to an increased demand for specialists in the field. The cybersecurity field offers diverse career paths and significant opportunities for professional growth and development, providing Bahrainis looking to specialize in this field a competitive advantage both locally and internationally.

Bahraini individuals and businesses interested in participating in SANS programs will be able to apply directly through Tamkeen’s Train Me, Train & Grow and Train & Place programs. More information on the application process, as well as the opening of applications will be announced via Tamkeen’s official social media channels.

Earlier this year, Tamkeen embarked on a transformation journey to focus its efforts on increasing economic impact by improving productivity and encouraging employment and investment, particularly in high-growth sectors. potential, in line with national priorities. This transformation has resulted in 16 support programs designed to meet market needs and enable businesses and individuals to reach their full potential.

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