High school students from across Qatar participated in Career Village, an event organised by Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC) recently at the Education City Student Centre.
Career Village brought together representatives from 40 leading Qatar-based organisations spanning various sectors including education, business and finance, energy and manufacturing, communication and transportation, health, security, media, and culture. The event was aimed at familiarising Qatari high school students with the dynamics and challenges of Qatar’s labour market and introducing them to different career paths that enable them to best serve the country.
Saad Al-Kharji, Head of Career Programmes and Services, QCDC, said: “I commend all efforts that led to the great success of our Career Village activities. Students learned about Qatar’s latest career trends, which can bolster the growth and progress of our nation and help us tackle key national challenges.
I would like to thank all participating institutions for introducing students to various professions across their departments and divisions, instilling a career culture among young people and contributing to a future generation that propels the Qatari labour market towards prosperity.’
Organisations participating in the Career Village included Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Qatar University, College of the North Atlantic Qatar, Qatar Scientific Club, Visual Art Centre, ScorePlus Education Qatar, Qatar Banking Studies and Business Administration Secondary School for Girls, Stenden University Qatar, Qatar Aeronautical College, Qatar Airways, Ministry of Interior, General Authority of Customs, QatarGas, Qatar Petroleum, Hamad Medical Corporation, University of Calgary in Qatar, Ministry of Justice Centre for Legal and Judicial Studies, Al Kass Sports Channels, Qatar Biobank, and the British Council Qatar, among others.
Participants had the opportunity to meet with representatives of participating institutions and universities to inquire about career opportunities while engaging in interactive activities.
Hamad Jaber, a student of Doha Secondary School for Boys, said he learned about what work entails various professions, and the various academic tracks offered in Qatar. Another student, Asmaa Saad Al-Qahtani, of Al-Khor Secondary School for Girls, expressed her satisfaction and said she was able to confirm her interests and choices through the Career Village.
Eman Nasser Alnoobi, Academic Counselor at Al-Khor Secondary School for Girls said she believes that the Career Village is a very useful experience for students, because of the participation of many universities, ministries, and institutions from different sectors.
The village is a one-stop source of information for students seeking to learn more about the opportunities available in the labour market and their requirements.’
Career Village is one of several initiatives launched by QCDC, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) to guide Qatari youth into making the right decision about their academic and career future.
Learn more about QCDC through the QF website at qf.org.qa.