In an award ceremony held in Bahrain Yacht club, a team of four students was named the best project among teams that participated in the Intelaaq Business Competition.
Intelaaq is Programme established in November 2011 and comes as part of Tamkeen’s efforts to provide flexible training opportunities which help Bahrainis develop their skills and advance in their careers. The programme comprises a 15-week student business consultancy programme that aims to transform student knowledge into practical application by applying classroom learning and experience whereby top-achieving juniors and seniors majoring in business from the kingdom’s universities are given the opportunity to provide consultancy services to local businesses over the course of the semester.
The Award ceremony commemorates the conclusion of the 2013 fall edition of the Programme, where the winning was honoured. The team’s project revolved around the introduction of a new concept in Bahrain in which they conducted a feasibility study and formulated a complete strategy that matches the business requirements of their client. The ceremony also honoured all the participating teams for the areas that their projects excelled in.
This edition of the programme saw participation from students from Bahrain Polytechnic, University of Bahrain, Kingdom University, Ahlia University and the Arab Open University. All In all, 17 students were divided into teams of four or five, and were assigned projects at 4 local companies which included Obai & Hill Yacht Club, Bahrain Flour Mills, and Abdulrahman Kanoo Schools, who gave the students the opportunity to practice their management consultancy knowledge in real on-going business cases.
The programme is currently open to receiving applications for the Spring 2014 session and is due to begin in mid March. To be eligible for the programme, students are required to be either in their third or fourth-year of undergraduate studies, and are undertaking business related courses.
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