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Jobs skills programme a big success.

Bahrain: The first batch of participants in the First Deputy Prime Minister (FDPM) fellowship programme concluded their one-year secondment at the FDPM Office.

They were honoured during a ceremony attended by FDPM Office director-general Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, who described the success of the debut scheme as a big catalyst to exert more efforts, ensure the highest standard for the upcoming batches and continue upgrading the whole programme.

"The outstanding performance of the first batch represents a motive to continue supporting young competences", he said, paying tribute to His Majesty King Hamad who considers citizens as Bahrain's best asset, pillar of development and the best hope for its future.

Shaikh Salman thanked ministers and chiefs of enterprises for their co-operation and support to the ambitious programme at its launch, in line with the vision of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier to hone the skills of young talents and encourage them to develop their inherent aptitudes and professional competences.

Addressing the ceremony, he welcomed the families of the participants, commending their crucial role in supporting their success, which gave them a big boost to meet the programme requirements.

He took pride in the programme which attained such a stage, receiving the second batch as the first one concludes its one-year secondment term.

He expressed hope that they would realise the plus they had acquired during the one-year scheme, through intensive training programmes which aimed at honing their leadership, professional and personal skills and introducing them to the mechanisms of government work.

Shaikh Salman urged them to benefit from their acquired skills in their professional life on returning to their work after concluding the secondment period and achieve more success, excellence and all that their aspire to.

Dr Mohammed Al Shaaban delivered a speech on behalf of the first batch, paying tribute to the Crown Prince for embracing young Bahraini competences and supporting them through the FDPM fellowship programme, which represents a unique platform to develop competence and acquire expertise by interacting directly with the mechanisms of governmental work.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:May 27, 2016
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