New Bahrain partnership for SQA

New Bahrain Partnership

We negotiated a new partnership with Tamkeen, a semi-autonomous arm of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain, which is responsible for enhancing Bahraini prosperity by increasing the employability of its citizens and workforce.

The partnership takes the form of a Service Contract to work with Tamkeen under the umbrella of the Bahraini Education and Training Reforms, to develop a National Qualifications Framework. The work began in January 2010 and will continue until January 2012.

We are delighted to be involved in this work and welcome the partnership with Tamkeen and the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Dr Janet Brown, our Chief Executive, signed the formal agreement with the Chief Executive of the Tamkeen Labour Fund, Mr Abdulelah AlQuassimi, in Bahrain in November.

Dr Brown said ‘We are delighted to be entrusted with the delivery of this important project and we are looking forward to this exciting venture with our partners in Bahrain.’