A total of 57 participants from 26 educational and training institutions, both private and public, completed their training in under the Training and Education Performance Support (TEPS) Programme launched by Tamkeen early September 2010.
The six workshops completed so far covered various topics that included Leadership for Middle Management, securing Value for Money; making the most of the resources available to school, developing Action Research skills to improve teaching & learning, running a super learning day; making the teaching of English exciting and engaging to students, the magic of making training fun, and Quality Mark standards for KGs.
As for job levels of those participants, 44% belongs to Management, 44% instructors and 12% admin and support, with the majority (81%) coming from the private sector, compared to 19% from public and semi-government institutions.
Senior Manager, Human Capital Development, Amal Ishaq Al Kooheji, stated that the TEPS Programme aims to train a total of 400 Bahrainis working in the education and training sector including schools, training institutes, colleges & universities, nurseries and kindergartens. TEPS meant to support training and education service providers (TESPs) working in Bahrain at 3 levels; management, trainers and instructors, and administration & support. It focuses on upgrading the capability and ability of TESPs to professionally respond to new and emerging requirements of education and human resource development and acquire the skills necessary to help them match the growing demands of organisations and individuals, and to continuously improve their training and education offerings and service. “The 28 workshops offered by TEPS cover 11 learning areas which are: managing training and education institutions, instructional & teacher effectiveness, assessment and evaluation of learners, training needs analysis, quality management systems, creativity and innovation, coaching for trainers, marketing of training and education services, training and curriculum design, special education and inclusion, and training ROI”, she added.
Calling on individuals and institutions working in the training and education field to benefit from TEPS, Dr. Nader Al Mallah, MD itcan Consultancy - the assigned Programme Manager- stressed the fact that seats are limited for each workshop under this programme, and thus acceptance is made on first-come first-serve basis after confirming eligibility according to the criteria and standards stipulated by the programme. Al Mallah stated that 61% of all seats had already been booked while registration for the remaining seats will continue till all are reserved. “We have received so far 354 applications for the 400 seats, 284 were accepted, 42 declined, while the remaining 28 are being processed.” says Al Mallah. “It is a real achievement to receive such a high number of applications (88% of the programme’s total seats) in less than 2 months, since registration started.” He added.
According to Tamkeen, candidates welling to join this programme can submit their applications either online through the TEPS Programme official website (www.tamkeen.bh/teps), or by contacting the Programme Manager; itcan Consultancy and Public Relations, who will take all necessary steps to get eligible candidates registered on time.