What is Tamkeen’s training support program and how to apply?


In February 2021, Bahrain’s Labour Fund “Tamkeen”, announced the relaunch its individual development programs. Among its targets are Bahraini job seekers, employees and students.

Tamkeen’s training support shall cover the training fees of accepted applicants. These are the areas covered by the support:


  • Professional certifications
  • Youth training programs

Job seekers

  • Professional certifications
  • Licenses/Regulatory requirements
  • Apprenticeships
  • Internships
  • Train & Place


  • Professional certifications

What type of financial support does the program provide?

Tamkeen’s support for students and job seekers will be 100% (of the certificate cap) upon successful completion. Tamkeen’s support for employees will be 50% (of the certificate cap) upon successful completion.

What are the costs the program will cover?

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees (including main course books)
  • Exam (if applicable)
  • Membership fees (if applicable).

The program shall not cover any extra costs incurred by the trainee that is not required by the course for e.g. extra classes, study guides, costs of re-sitting an exam, renewal of memberships etc.

Who are eligible?

Bahraini individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Age should be 16 years or older.
  • Meet the entry requirements of their selected qualification.
  • Select a qualification which matches their educational background or profession
  • Be enrolled into the qualification program. However, they must not have completed the final assessment or exam.

What is the process?

Step 1: Create and activate an Individual Account through Tamkeen’s portal.

Step 2: Create an Individual Profile through the portal. Step 3: Fill and submit the Training Support Program online application form through the portal.

What are the required documents?

  • ID/Smart Card
  • Highest educational qualification
  • Acceptance letter from the training provider
  • Quotation/invoice from the training provider
  • Salary slip (for those employed)
  • Detailed job description (for those employed)
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