The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) launched its candidacy training for next year’s 2017 scholarships, which will include specialized courses and activities that come as part of the final selection process to determine the recipients of the Program’s annual ten scholarships.
An induction session was held in cooperation with Bahrain Institute of Finance and Banking (BIBF) at BIBF headquarters for the student candidates to brief them on the details and requirements of the candidacy training courses that will take place during the summer and the first semester of the academic school year. The candidates include 70 Bahraini students from both governmental and private schools.
CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling welcomed the students and congratulated them on making it to the candidacy-training phase of the selection process, praising HRH the Crown Prince’s vision to develop young Bahrainis through education and training.
Dr. Gessling affirmed the training comprises of a number of specialized courses, including a Critical Thinking Course, an Academic Writing Course, leadership and communication development training that will include a Level 3 Certificate in Team Leading certified by the UK-based Chartered Management Institute, as well as Personality and Career Path Assessment. The Program will also provide students with preparation courses for the IELTS and SAT exams that will be administered by the Program.
She stated the courses aim to develop personal skills in leadership and communication, in addition to academic skills, and said the final ten scholarship recipients will be selected next year based on their Grade Point Averages, results of the IELTS and SAT exams, and the results of the Critical Thinking course and leadership training.
Dr. Gessling thanked BIBF for its support and continued cooperation with the Program, praising the quality of training offered by the Institute, and wished the students a successful and productive experience.