Bahrain Airport Company has hosted the Tahleeq Program's graduation ceremony.

Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and the chairman of the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), honoured the second batch of graduates from the Tahleeq Program, a capacity-building initiative aimed at developing the capabilities of young Bahrainis. BAC hosted the graduation ceremony, which was attended by Tamkeen CEO Husain Mohamed Rajab, BAC CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Gulf Aviation Academy CEO Dhafer Al-Abbasi and officials from Bahrain International Airport (BIA).

The training programme qualifies graduates to work in a range of BAC departments. Working alongside the international consultants engaged in the Airport Modernization Program (AMP), one of Bahrain’s most important national development projects, they have gained the knowledge and expertise to engage with various disciplines within the aviation sector. This includes the new passenger terminal, which recently celebrated its first year of operations

Al Binfalah congratulated the graduates on their progress, commitment and hard work over the past four years. He said that having the right people in place is essential to achieve the AMP’s objectives of transforming the overall airport experience and increasing the aviation sector’s contribution to the local economy.

The Tahleeq Program was launched in 2014 by BAC in association with Tamkeen and the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications. The current batch of graduates began their training in 2017, with the first two years dedicated to theoretical and experiential training, including five modules on soft skills at the Bahrain Institute for Banking and Finance, and 14 modules on technical skills at Gulf Aviation Academy, in partnership with GMR Aviation Academy (India).