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Kamis, 22 September 2011

The eGovernment Authority and Polytechnic sign agreement to offer citizens specialized certificate in e-content management

As part of its efforts to bridge the e-gap, the eGovernment Authority has signed an agreement with Bahrain Polytechnic in order for the Polytechnic to offer a specialized training in the field of e-content management, following the eGovernment's Authority announcement last June to launch and develop a specialized program in cooperation with Tamkeen.

Those successfully completing the course will be awarded a professional certificate in eConcent Management. The course will be a combination of classroom training followed by practical training in one of the government entities or private sector organizations.
In this regard, Mr. Mohammed Ali Al-Qaed, Chief Executive Officer of eGovernment Authority, stressed the importance of this course. "This national initiative is part of the Authority's projects to develop the e-content in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where a new career path and specialty is introduced by Civil Service Bureau, under the name of (e-content Administrator)."

Al-Qaed added that this focused course will graduate employees specialized in the e-content management and social media, in addition to the latest electronic communication methods used, he also expressed his appreciation and thanks to all those who contributed to the success of this project.

For his part, Dr. Mohamed Al Aseeri, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Polytechnic, stressed the importance of cooperation with eGovernment towards the success of this course, as well as the active participation in supporting this national initiative which is consistent with Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, wishing the largest possible number of target groups to benefit from this course to serve the Kingdom of Bahrain and citizens.

"We thank everyone involved in this project for their tireless efforts to turn this idea into reality by converting it into a national initiative," Dr. Mohammed said, expressing his appreciation for their great confidence in Bahrain Polytechnic. "At the same time, the Polytechnic is looking forward for further cooperation with the authority in all fields," he added.
The e-Content Management Programme targets Bahraini citizens who hold bachelor's degree in media relations or English language. The students will undergo a 10 month training course which will provide them with the basics that enable them to design and develop e-content both in Arabic and English, in addition to managing IT projects and e-marketing campaigns.

The program is divided into two periods: the first period is four months training inside a classroom. This will be followed by practical training of up to 6 months, starting from 14th, November, 2011. The applicants who successfully pass the programme requirements are expected to receive, in the public sector, a monthly salary. The salary can be increased upon promotion after one year.

Employees who have previous experience will obtain between 1 to 3 ranks or a higher grade, according to the evaluation of Employment and Training Directorate at the Civil Service Bureau, noting that the job grade of the e-content management position is the first executive grade (E-1), which has a minimum basic salary.

Bahraini graduates with the appropriate qualifications and language skills (fluency in Arabic and English) who wish to enroll in the programme of e-content management may visit the official website of the eGovernment Authority www.ega.gov.bh in order to download and fill out the application then send it, along with the CV, to the following email: eContent@ega.gov.bh.
It should be noted that this course has been developed following the Civil Service Bureau development of (eContent Administrator) position, which came as an implementation to the decision of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology, chaired by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, in order to improve e-content both in terms of quality and quantity, and in terms of information upgrading, based on the international standards as agreed by the United Nations.


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