His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, Board of Trustees Chairman of the Nasser Vocational Training Centre (NVTC), has affirmed that the Science and Technology City project is among the strategic ambitions of the industrial sector, as it will provide an inspiring and stimulating environment for Bahraini youth seeking to build the nation with their innovations and creative ideas.
The City will be inspired by the energies and potential of Bahraini youth, with a promising vision for the future of Bahraini industry and comprehensive development, in the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and support of Team Bahrain, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, he said.
HH Shaikh Nasser was speaking while chairing the third meeting of NVTC’s Board of Trustees in 2023, in the presence of Deputy Chairman, Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed, Chief Executive Dr. Abdulla bin Nasser Al Noaimi and members.
HHH Shaikh Nasser was briefed, through a presentation, on the NVTC’s most prominent achievements in developing school education and training national cadres, as well as empowering youth in the fields of industry and energy and institutional development of the centre.
The presentation also highlighted the progress of the implementation of the NVTC’s strategic plan to become a Science and Technology City by 2025. It also shed light on the awards earned by NVTC at the local and international levels, in addition to its present and future initiatives aimed at making it a beacon of knowledge for industry and technology in the region and a leading model for graduating outstanding Bahraini leaders in industry and innovation.
NVTC’s board commended the efforts of the teaching and administrative staff marking the beginning of the new academic year, 2023-2024, wishing students every success.
The panel reviewed the achievements of the academic department regarding student development strategy, aiming to develop educational curricula that cope with the needs of the labour market, including the launch of the cybersecurity specialisation in the NVTC, in cooperation with a US-based institute.
The board members opened the new cybersecurity department, which marks the beginning of work to establish a Cybersecurity Academy, as one of the branches of the Science and Technology City.
The academy will attract Bahraini students from grade 10 to 12, on the one hand, and secondary school graduates wishing to obtain a diploma in information technology and cybersecurity, in addition to those who had been trained on various technological and strategic sciences, on the other.
It will also oversee future trends in adopting smart technologies that strengthen the cybersecurity system in the kingdom.
Source: Bahrain News Agency