stc Bahrain trains local youth in essential skills as part of its summer internship program

stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, has accepted over 40 Bahraini youth as part of its summer internship development program. The internship is part of the company’s CSR strategy to provide internship and training opportunities to the local youth to gain a kickstart in their careers and provide real-life workplace experiences to prepare them for the workforce and enhance their skills in the market.

The summer internship program offers opportunities for students to complement their academic classroom learning with short-term projects and corporate assignments, giving them hands-on learning experiences.

Experiential learning is a major aspect of the program, in which interns’ knowledge are transformed from practical theory to an active hands-on experience. The students are offered coaching sessions, workshops and career sessions that are given by stc employees, in addition to mock interview sessions, career counselling and Coaching & Mentoring in collaboration with “Etijah Coaching and Consulting”.

Eng. Nezar Banabeela, Chief Executive Officer at stc Bahrain commented, “The summer internship program is part of stc Bahrain’s corporate social obligations to train, educate and upskill the Bahraini workforce to gain important knowledge and marketable experience in their area of study. At stc Bahrain, we believe in developing local talent, preparing students for their professional careers and giving them opportunities to gain practical experience. We look forward to continuing our summer internships program on a yearly basis and continue welcoming talented students to gain hands-on experiences with us.”

The summer internship program is split into several themes depending on the intern skill set ranging from social responsibility, design thinking, Career Development Foundations, accounting, data analytics and more. The themes teach essential skills including the ability to plan and organize professional presentations, design thinking frameworks to solve problems, CV development and interview skills, finance and technology to make the best decisions in the company.

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