In an aim to prepare work ready graduates and in accordance to Bahrain Polytechnic’s policy framework, a Memorandum of Understanding with Ebtikar Association has been signed to exchange experiences between the two sides, which includes the organization of joint initiatives such as conferences, education and training programs aimed to inspire students to conduct research that will encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition, the agreement also binds parties to work together for the benefit of the students, which entitles the students to have access to external mentors and coaches whom will support and assist the students when implementing their projects.
The Dean of Business at Bahrain Polytechnic, Mr. Cormac MacMahon, commented: “With Ebtikar’s support we are aiming to launch an innovation development programme for our students. This would allow those with well advanced business ideas to get the necessary mentorship to bring their innovations to reality”.
“Signing this agreement is an important milestone for Bahrain Polytechnic. It would support one of the strategic goals we seek to achieve, which will benefit the students and the community as a whole. This agreement paves the way for the achievement of a fundamental shift in the mindset of the students and would impact the implementation of the projects, thus marking Bahrain Polytechnic as an advocate of the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation amongst the youth” said the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Polytechnic, Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al Aseeri.
The signing was done by Acting CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic, Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri and Founder and President of Ebtikar Association, Mr. Osama Al Khaja. Several officials from both parties have also attended the signing ceremony.
Bahrain Polytechnic aims to fulfill the goals of the Government’s Action Plan 2015-2018 and 2030 Vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in order to elevate the applied higher education sector and contribute to the enhancement of research, in order to achieve the priorities that the Kingdom aspires to meet. In addition, the Polytechnic aims to meet the current and future labor market’s needs and requirements, moreover, encouraging students to set-up and run their own businesses.