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RCSI Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic team up for Employability Summit

Employability Summit  Employability Summit 

RCSI Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic yesterday hosted an exciting conference focused specifically on the interrelationship between higher education institutions and employers in producing highly employable graduates for the Bahraini job market.

The Employability Summit took place at the RCSI Bahrain campus and featured a series of expert speakers and workshops, all aimed at providing valuable insights into the needs of Bahrain and its employers.
Among the speakers were Economic Development Board CEO, His Excellency Khalid Al Rumaihi; Labour Market Regulatory Affairs (LMRA) CEO, Ausamah Al Absi; Tamkeen advisor, Dr Jarmo Kotilaine; Alba CEO, Tim Murray and University of Bahrain Performance and Strategy Advisor, Cameron Mirza.
The Higher Education Council (HEC) was represented by Secretary General, Dr Abdulghani Al Showaikh and Director of Accreditation and Licensing, Dr Muna Al Qouz.
The organising institutions also hosted a further working session with selected representatives from public and private hospitals as a means of better addressing the skills and employability challenges faced by the sector, with a view to future collaboration on vocational training in due course.
Overall, the event sought to provide opportunities to network with key stakeholders, including employers, academic institutions, sponsoring bodies, ministries and students from around the country.
Speaking on the occasion, RCSI Bahrain President, Professor Sameer Otoom emphasised how employability is a key focus for the university.
"We are extremely excited to host what is very much a first event of its kind for RCSI Bahrain. We are particularly delighted to collaborate with Bahrain Polytechnic in supporting local employability and the high-calibre of speaker at the event reflects how important this is for RCSI Bahrain."