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Qatar Career Development Center opens Career Village

Doha News | 2017/04/29 at 9:00 AM | 114 Views

Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC)’s Career Village opened yesterday with an aim to introduce high school students to academic specialities and career opportunities in the offering.

The event has brought together representatives from leading government and private organisations and institutions spanning numerous sectors including health, education, banking energy, media and communications, environment, media and military.

Beside the conventional career guidance and participating institutions showcase simulations of the work environment for better understanding of the students in the Career Village

being held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s student centre in the Education City.

“This is a very important event and we want our students to know about the career opportunities the national organisations provide. We have invited high school students because it’s the right time for them to start thinking and decide their career,” Abdulla Al Mansoori, director, QCDC told The Peninsula.

“We can’t take these students to all companies and show the work environment. So the Career Village is not only to creating interactions between students and employers, but the companies run some sort of simulations of the work environment,” he added.

The Career Village was open for male students yesterday while female students will be welcomed today. Parents as well as career and academic counsellors from independent schools, international schools and schools under the Qatar Foundation are invited to the event.

Organisations participating in Career Village include Qatar Airways, Qatar Rail, Qatar News Agency, National Bank of Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation, RasGas, Center for Geographic Information Systems at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Qatar Media Corporation, Ministry of Interior, General Authority of Customs, Ooredoo Telecom Company, Texas A&M University at Qatar, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, Qatar Biobank, Career Services Center at Qatar University, INJAZ Qatar, Permanent Committee for Drugs and Alcohol Affairs, Qatar Scientific Club and Total.

The Career Village is one of several initiatives organised by QCDC, a member of Qatar Foundation, to guide Qatari youth into making informed decisions that reflect positively on their academic and professional future.

“We have the two week career camp to find the skills and competencies of the students then we try to make the matching between their skills and suitable professions. We keep a tracking of these students for like two years. But in future will be introducing a platform where these students will register and we will keep a track on their career development throughout,” said Al Mansoori.

By Fazeena Saleem

The Peninsula

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