Training & Manpower Development

 

The Directorate of Training & Manpower Development was established under Royal Decree No. 65 of 2015 to reorganize the Ministry of Labour and Social Development. Taking into account the Directorate’s restructuring the creation of new sections, it kept true to its vision and mission: to promote the training systems, develop human resources as a primary asset for the private sector, and enhance the capabilities and potential of the national workforce, to ensure that Bahrainis are the optimal choice for the labour market’s actual requirements. This is achieved in cooperation with the Labour Fund (TAMKEEN). In addition, the Directorate is developing several infrastructural vocational and technical training projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in cooperation with the Ministry’s partners. 

 

The following summarizes the most important tasks and responsibilities of the departments:

Current Administrative Structure:

           - Job Seekers Training Section  
           - Companies Training Programs Evaluation Section
           - Training Programs Planning Section

 

Job-seeker Training Section:

 

 

The Section offers training and reskilling opportunities for the Ministry’s registered jobseekers (including university graduates, school leavers and drop-outs), to satisfy the labour market’s requirements by providing a qualified and well-trained national workforce. This is a preliminary step toward integrating the workforce into various vocational, technical and supervisory occupations via executing numerous specialized training projects and programs.


Admission requirements for registration in training programs:

In order to accept admission to any of the training programs carried out by the Ministry in cooperation with the Labour Fund (Tamkeen), there are certain conditions determined for each training program, along with the qualifications of the job seeker. However, there are common requirements for all training programs, including:
  

  1. The applicant must be a Bahraini national.  
  2. The applicant shall be registered in one of the governorates’ employment centres or the Ministry's Employment Services Office as a job seeker.
  3. The applicant shall not be under 18 years of age.
  4. The applicant’s file shall not be suspended due to employment via the Employment Services Office.
  5. The applicant shall have the required qualification specified for the training program.


Steps required for registration in training programs:

 

Download the required forms to register for the program.

  • Fill out the training programs registration form
  • Fill out the Declaration of Electronic Transactions
  • Attach a copy of your CPR

 

  • Contact us:17873871 – 17873849 – 17873872 – 17873866 – 17873858
  • Click on the appropriate link to choose the desired training program:

 

 

Basic Training Programs

Profissional Training Programs

Online Training Programs

Send the necessary documents as attachments to the e-mai:

JST@MLSD.GOV.BH

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Forms

Declaration of Electronic Transactions

Training Programs Registration Form

 

Electronic Assessment for Job Seekers:

Assessment:



 
It is an important tool that enables job seekers to determine their correct career path, as it is an international assessment based on specific criteria developed by experts and specialists in the fields of psycho-behavioral and professional analysis. Accordingly, this assessment is not intended to achieve success or failure, but rather it is a set of vital activities through which specialists can identify one’s inclinations, preferences, readiness and abilities. Therefore, employers in most countries around the world trust the results of these assessments and rely heavily on them.


Evaluation Objectives:

  • Identify your preferences, inclinations and abilities
  • The vocational counselor can identify your desires and abilities correctly, which enables them to help you choose a career.
  • Determining your strengths in order to highlight and utilize them during the job search process.
  • Help you identify the skills that may need some development and reinforcement.

To access the Electronic Assessment, please click the appropriate link below:

 

(for the english version) Click here to (START)
(for the arabic version) Click here to (START)
For inquiries, please call:  17873866 - 17873872 - 17873873 - 17873871


Companies Training Programs Evaluation Section:

Training with Job Assurance (Dhamaan):

It is a program that aims to employ job seekers in private sector entities through the efforts of training institutes and centres and under the Ministry’s supervision. The candidates receive various training prior to job placement, which includes theoretical and practical aspects of the job, and on-the-job training in some programs. The candidate obtains a professional or vocational certificate after successful completion of the training program.  
 

Enrolment requirements in the program:

  • The applicant must be a Bahraini national.
  • The applicant shall be deemed of good conduct.
  • The applicant shall pass the entrance examination and interview with the contracted training institute to implement the said program.
  • The applicant shall be registered in one of the governorates’ employment centres or the Ministry's Employment Services Office as a job seeker.
  • The applicant shall have the required qualification specified for the program.
  • The applicant shall be selected by the Employer.
     

Steps required for registration:

  • Download the necessary forms to register in the desired program (3 forms)
  • Fill out the forms and send them as attachments to the email CTPE@mlsd.gov.bh.   

 

Forms

Declaration of Electronic Transactions

Declaration of Commitment to the Training Program

Training Program Registration Form

e-mail: ctpe@mlsd.gov.bh

 

Apprenticeship Program (Talmadha): 

It is a vocational training program, which includes theoretical and practical parts. The Apprenticeship Program is established by an agreement between the apprentice and the Employer, for the purpose of mastering a certain craft or profession. The usual duration of this arrangement is between six months to three years.
 

Enrolment requirements in the program:

  1. The applicant must be a Bahraini national.
  2. The applicant shall be deemed of good conduct.
  3. The applicant shall pass the entrance examination and interview with the contracted training institute to implement the said program.
  4. The applicant shall be registered in one of the governorates’ employment centres or the Ministry's Employment Services Office as a job seeker.
  5. The applicant shall have the required qualification specified for the program.

Steps required for registration:

  • Download the appropriate form (for Job Seekers or Private Sector Organizations)
  • Fill out the form and send it as an attachment to the email: CTPE@mlsd.gov.bh.  
Forms

Apprenticeship Program Registration Form (Organizations)

Apprenticeship Program Registration Form (Job Seekers)

e-mail: ctpe@mlsd.gov.bh

 

On-The-Job Training (Furas):  

It is an on-the-job training (OJT) Program, attached to a certain profession or various professions specified within Private Sector organizations. The Program is established by an agreement between the Employer and job seekers, for training periods lasting up to three years. This Program provides Bahraini youth with training opportunities in Private Sector companies and establishments that qualify them with the necessary skills and expertise to enter the labour market or pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

 

Enrolment requirements in the program:

  • The applicant must be a Bahraini national.
  • The applicant shall be deemed of good conduct.
  • The applicant shall pass the entrance examination and interview with the contracted training institute to implement the said program.
  • The applicant shall be registered in one of the governorates’ employment centres or the Ministry's Employment Services Office as a job seeker.
  • The applicant shall have the required qualification specified for the program.
     

Steps required for registration:

 

  • Download the appropriate form (for Job Seekers or Private Sector Organizations)
  • Fill out the form and send it as an attachment to the email: CTPE@mlsd.gov.bh.  

 

 

Forms

On The Job Training (Furas) Registration Form (Organizations)

On The Job Training (Furas) Registration Form (Job Seekers)

E-Mail: ctpe@mlsd.gov.bh
For inquiries, please call:

17873871 – 17873849 – 17873872 – 17873866 – 17873858

 

 

Training Programs Planning Section:  

The Training Programs Planning Section is concerned with preparing studies, plans and training projects for job seekers, in accordance with the needs of the labour market, as it also provides the relevant parties with statistics and information. It also contributes, in coordination with the Job Seekers Training Section, by making recommendations to the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) for training programs to be added to its Portal, in order to meet the labour market’s requirements in various disciplines.

National Committee for Vocational Counseling and Guidance:  


This Committee is responsible for the National Plan of Vocational Counseling and Guidance. Once made, the plan shall be submitted to the Cabinet for approval. The Committee is formed and its functions and procedures are determined by Decree from the Minister.


The Training Programs Planning Section serves as the Executive Secretariat of the Committee and performs many tasks and follow-up on the Committee's matters, including but not limited to (follow-up to the minutes of the meeting and its decisions). The meetings of the National Committee for Vocational Counseling and Guidance are organized and coordinated under the chairmanship of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, and comprise of representative members from the Three Production Partners (Government, Employers, Workers).
  

Functions of the National Committee for Vocational Counseling and Guidance:

The Committee is tasked with forming the strategies and policies related to the development of the National Plan of Vocational Counseling and Guidance, in addition to supervising its implementation plans and following them up with relevant stakeholders after the Cabinet’s approval.

 

  1. Proposing policies to promote vocational guidance programs and connecting them to education and training policies and labour market needs.
  2. Preparing research and studies and organizing conferences, seminars and workshops related to vocational guidance.
  3. Establishing mechanisms to implement the National Plan of Vocational Counseling and Guidance, including media events.
  4. Supervising the preparation and dissemination of information related to vocational guidance.
  5. Coordinating between ministries and relevant authorities regarding the implementation of vocational guidance programs.
  6. Supervising the research process to determine methods of identifying physical and psychological readiness and natural abilities of trainees and job seekers to ensure proper orientation toward desired fields of training and work.
  7. Studying the issues referred to the Committee by the Ministry of Labour and Social Development or any other related party and express their opinion thereon.
     

 

Future Projects:

 

1.   Vocational Qualifications:

 

 

It is a tool for determining the professional level of a specific category of people that possesses the knowledge, skills and competencies required in a particular occupation, according to a set of Occupational Level Descriptors.


The individual is granted a vocational qualification certificate after passing the necessary exam, after completing the training program approved by the awarding body (Ministry of Labour and Social Development). This project is aimed at highlighting vocational careers and encouraging the Bahraini youth to pursue them.


It is also considered an infrastructure project for the vocational training system, in cooperation with the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) and a number of partners (Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister). 

 

2.New Employees Training:  

 

It is a Program that provides support for Employers to train new employees, who work for them within a period not exceeding two years from the date of employment, and support for all categories of employees through training programs offered by the Labour Fund (Tamkeen), or to be tailored according to the specific needs of the organization, where then training programs are determined after the analysis process is carried out by specialists of the Training and Manpower Development Directorate.

 

3.National Occupational Standards:

 

  

The National Occupational Standards Project aims to establish a set of national occupational standards, which covers eleven vocational sectors of the labour market, namely Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Business and Banking, Hospitality and Tourism, Health & Beauty, Computer & Communications, Mechanical Engineering, Retail, and Manufacturing.


The Ministry, in cooperation with the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ), has finalized 125 national occupational standards, by utilizing labour market resources to identify the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to achieve a certain task, function, series of tasks, and performance required at the technical level of a particular job in the labour market.


The project also aims to market occupational standards through a range of events targeting each sector. This is accomplished by activities focusing on private sector establishments and companies.