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Bahrain
17 Feb 2020

Bahrain Islamic Bank signs agreement

Jood, Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahrain Polytechnic As part of the Bank’s Corporate Responsibility Program, at a signing ceremony which held at BisB’s Headquarters, attended by the Chief Executive Officer of BisB, Mr. Hassan Amin Jarrar and the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Polytechnic, Dr. Jeff Zabudsky and a number of officials from both parties. Through the mutually beneficial partnership, BisB and Bahrain Polytechnic will embark on an amalgamation of initiatives which targets to equip students with improved soft skills such as innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership in order to make a future-ready workforce.

This joint initiatives will have many internship and training programmes, including in-depth bilingual workshops conducted by members of the Bank’s staff in order to provide the students with in-depth insights and a hands-on learning experience. The programme has been carefully arranged by both parties with the aim of prioritising students’ real experience in the financial world throughout multiple departments, It will concentrate on a deep-dive into the frontline of innovation to gain the tools and techniques to lead digital transformation in any field by conducting research projects on real life case-scenarios involving the Bank’s Departments.

“We are delighted to enter into this partnership with Bahrain Polytechnic, and we’re inspired by their ethos of offering academic programmes for their students’, combining theoretical and practical teaching methods to produce professional, work-ready graduates. We plan to launch a number of initiatives aimed at fine-tuning the students’ knowledge, thereby enabling them to gain real-life insights into the financial and banking industry, giving them a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the inner workings of our Bank. This partnership comes in line with ‘Jood’ which focuses on educating the younger generation, through innovation, in order to create a highly educated workforce which is equipped with the requisite skills and mindset, in order to prepare them to be leaders in the local workforce in today’s modern world,” said Mr. Hassan Amin Jarrar.