NINETEEN nurses completed a Tamkeen-sponsored nursing training programme at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain).
An honouring ceremony for the male and female nurses was held at the university premises in Busaiteen in which they were awarded with their bachelor's degrees in general nursing.
This is the third batch to graduate under Tamkeen's nursing programme, which offers secondary school graduates who meet the eligibility criteria the opportunity to obtain bachelor's degrees in general nursing from RCSI Bahrain.
In addition to the degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the graduates obtained certificates from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and RCSI Bahrain.
So far, 332 benefited from Tamkeen under this programme since 2006.
It is one of more than 100 programmes offered by Tamkeen under the umbrella of its human capital development programmes that aim to address the skills gap in the local market and position Bahrainis as the employees of choice.
"We are very pleased with our co-operation with RCSI Bahrain in this leading programme that strives to develop local talents and qualify Bahrainis to be the employees of choice," said Tamkeen human capital development senior manager Amal Al Kooheji.
"This is part of our mission to support the private sector. and develop Bahraini skills to help create sustainable economy.
Also this will have a positive impact on the quality of the healthcare system, and consequently, raise the standard of living for everyone in Bahrain."