Dr. Ahmed Bucheeri, Workforce Training and Development Superintendent at Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), spoke at the International Skills Conference organized by the Bahrain Society for Training and Development between 18 & 19 October 2022 under the theme “Upskilling, Reskilling and Flexible Learning”.
His Excellency the Minister of Labour, Mr. Jameel bin Mohammad Ali Humaidan, opened the conference in the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Labour. The conference attracted international keynote speakers and experts in the fields of human capital development and human resources. His Excellency delivered a speech inviting youth of today to focus on educational and training disciplines appropriate to the needs of the labour market, stressing the need to strengthen the partnership between stakeholders and specialists in the various fields of training and development and employment.
Dr. Ahmed Bucheeri spoke about the importance of continuing education and training, and GPIC’s strategy of ongoing talent development, and the use of new and innovative tools and training methodologies which are in-line with the changing face of the local labour market. He also discussed the challenges faced for employee development during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it changed the learning process and forced companies to develop different methods of training.
The delegates at the conference, from both government and private sector companies, discussed their practical experiences and best practices, after which the sponsor of the ceremony, His Excellency Mr. Jameel bin Mohammad Ali Humaidan, Minister of Labour, honoured the speakers at the conference, and the companies and institutions sponsoring this event.