This year, Brinc MENA, venture capital and startup accelerator, signed a partnership with Batelco, a leading telecommunication company in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and with DMA, a prestigious and globally verified academy in various universities and countries. They have joined forces to reshape Bahrain youth career development through their newly launched one-year online program for 17 and 18 years old students named: Batelco Digital Bootcamp.
Shaikh Bader bin Rashid AlKhalifa, General Manager Corporate Communications and CSR at Batelco stated: “We are happy to be collaborating with Brinc on this ambitious program which is extremely relevant in today’s digital ecosystem. Fast-paced technological advancements are shifting business and market needs for specialty skills and know-how. Batelco always strives to support educational initiatives in line with its social responsibility commitments, that enable today’s youth with the necessary capabilities to succeed in a digitally-powered economy.”
Batelco Digital Bootcamp is limited to 20 students to learn hands-on from experts top 5 highly in-demand skills to excel in their study and work life. It is a lifetime opportunity for students to obtain two global certificates from DMA, internship opportunities, and free mentorship guidance twice a year to prepare a smooth roadmap to each stage of their education and career.
“Digital Media Academy- Bahrain is excited to lend its world-renowned banner of creative tech excellence to Brinc’s digital literacy programs. This partnership will bolster Brinc’s core offerings and define its footprint in tech education in Bahrain.” said Latifa Al-Khalifa, Managing Director of Clever Play.
As per Bahrain 2030 vision of talent diversification, the program aims to meet the kingdom vision while Brinc MENA meets one of their core pillars of youth empowerment to put Bahrain on the map as the hub of talent and innovation in a fast-paced digital world. “Each partnership brings us one step closer to redefining youth empowerment towards talent diversification.
This year, we bring Silicon Valley career opportunities to Bahrain. Our partnership with Batelco and Digital Media Academy is a powerhouse that enables youth to gain an entrepreneurship perspective with 21st-century skills that can accelerate the digital transformation of the kingdom from within organizations.” said Yasin Aboudaoud, CDO & MP of Brinc MENA.
The program kickstarted with phase one for students to learn technical skills for 4-weeks on July 25th. The students will learn the art of Java, Python and AI programming to develop their app, game, and will also learn animation drawing. Students will be introduced to the latest digital skills trends such as Big Data, Cloud Computing and IoT that will be leading the future of technological advancement through professional workshops. Phase two will focus on developing their problem-solving mindset to utilize research methods to solve a global dilemma.
Moreover, phase three will boost their professional attitude towards establishing their own brand identity and business plan. Before the finish line, students will sharpen their presentation and team skills through a competitive hackathon to pitch their ideas to win the best tech business idea in the Bootcamp.
Brinc MENA, Batelco & DMA aim to create a batch of confident decision-makers with a creative mindset who can adapt and overcome obstacles individually and as a unit after completing Batelco Digital Bootcamp.