Teaching Methodology

The AI Academy will offer a blended-learning training program where the online programme material is enhanced with workshops and support from Bahrain Polytechnic. The online material is aligned to Microsoft’s Professional Certification. Students who complete an AI Academy program, will receive the equivalent professional certification, as well as a certificate of attendance by Bahrain Polytechnic succesfully completing the capstone project.

Facilitators and academic members from Bahrain Polytechnic will utilise a dashboard that captures students’ progress, allowing them to follow-up with students who are not making the required advancement and need added support. The blended-learning model will also include a monthly workshop, held on a Friday or Saturday. During this workshop, all attending students will receive support from a professional subject matter expert.  The workshop will allow face to face group discussions on progress and ensure learners have their issues addressed or questions answered. It will also allow students to share ideas and work together towards the project phase of the program. Students will have a Cloud subscription valid up to 1 year to complete the selected programme. The online portion of the training is 100% self-paced using the official Microsoft online courses. The blended learning model will ensure that the students are making constant progression and achieve their certification.

Tamkeen-funded students will be asked to sign an agreement document with Bahrain Polytechnic. 

For active University or High School Students or registered Jobseekers:

  • Tamkeen-funded Applicants must:
    • hold Bahraini nationality
    • be between 15-27 years old
    • be currently active and enrolled students at any School/University in Bahrain or registered jobseekers.
    • must pass an interview with the selection committee
  • Students from all Majors are entitled to apply for this program
  • All applicants will be evaluated based on their background, academic performance, experience, personal skills and proposed project idea.
  • It is advised that all applicants upload scanned copies of official copies of their documentation during the application process

For active University or High School Teachers:

  • Tamkeen-funded Applicants must:
    • hold Bahraini nationality
    • be currently working at any School/University in Bahrain
    • must pass an interview with the selection committee
  • No age restriction applies for teachers
  • Teachers from all Majors are entitled to apply for this program
  • All applicants will be evaluated based on their background, academic performance, experience, personal skills and proposed project idea.
  • It is advised that all applicants upload scanned copies of official copies of their documentation during the application process

For anyone not in the above two categories Coming Soon (1),(2):

  • Individual applicants who do not fall in the above categories are not eligible for a Tamkeen-funded position but can still register for a self-funded position (AI track cost is 1150BD and Data Science track cost is 1200BD)


    • (1) Companies who are interested in training and certifying a group of staff, can contact the academy to inquiry.

      (2) Individuals who fall in the Tamkeen-funded category but wish to fund themselves, can register using the self-funded application form track.

Testimonials

Sara Alomari


Administrator (ORAT Trials) in Bahrain Airport Company



"By taking this course, I am able to expand my expertise professionally and bring new techniques to my current job. This course is helping me achieve my goal into becoming a data scientist."

2020-11-09T08:33:37+00:00
Administrator (ORAT Trials) in Bahrain Airport Company "By taking this course, I am able to expand my expertise professionally and bring new techniques to my current job. This course is helping me achieve my goal into becoming a data scientist."

Layal Eqbal


3rd Year Student in RCSI



"The AI Academy will help me engage in the new technologies that are being introduced in the field of medicine. It will also allow me to participate in their making."

2020-11-09T08:17:32+00:00
3rd Year Student in RCSI "The AI Academy will help me engage in the new technologies that are being introduced in the field of medicine. It will also allow me to participate in their making."

Zakeya AlSada



Associate, Asset Management Equities in Sico Bank


"As someone who has very minimal background in IT, I believe that the AI Academy has done a wonderful job in introducing the materials and arming us with the fundamentals needed for further studies and research on our own."

2020-11-09T08:32:28+00:00
Associate, Asset Management Equities in Sico Bank "As someone who has very minimal background in IT, I believe that the AI Academy has done a wonderful job in introducing the materials and arming us with the fundamentals needed for further studies and research on our own."

Muneer Abdulla Alhawi


Senior Analyst in Tamkeen



"The AI Academy has a clear vision for Artificial Intelligence. It is a proper place to guide professionals and students to start learning AI. It is preparing solid AI developers and data scientists."

2020-11-09T08:18:57+00:00
Senior Analyst in Tamkeen "The AI Academy has a clear vision for Artificial Intelligence. It is a proper place to guide professionals and students to start learning AI. It is preparing solid AI developers and data scientists."

Hussain Al-Ansari


Part-time Computer Science Tutor in Ahlia University



"The AI academy is an important step towards the Kingdom’s development, the merge of such diversity that will produce integrity that combine private and public sectors in one center that this academy will form the beginning of a new AI era in Bahrain."

2020-11-09T08:15:00+00:00
Part-time Computer Science Tutor in Ahlia University "The AI academy is an important step towards the Kingdom’s development, the merge of such diversity that will produce integrity that combine private and public sectors in one center that this academy will form the beginning of a new AI era in Bahrain."