Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the launch of its inaugural ‘My Career – My Future’ programme, which aims to assist secondary school students in planning their academic and career tracks.
The programme will run from 7 – 11 April, from 8 am – 2 pm, at Multaqa (Education City Student Centre), and is open to both boys and girls, with separate classes held for each group of students.
Abdullah Ahmed Al-Mansoori, Director of QCDC, said:
The new programme falls in line with QCDC’s efforts to instil a culture of career guidance and raise awareness among our students while introducing youth to potential career tracks and in-demand jobs in the Qatari labour market. These efforts will help the youth hone their skills and capitalise on their potential while developing a workforce that contributes to the growth and prosperity of Qatar.’
The programme provides an ‘edutainment’ experience, engaging students through interactive activities, training workshops, and field visits that will help participants discover their skills and talents, which will consequently enable them to make appropriate career choices.
This year’s programme will focus on tourism, transportation, culture, and media. Students will receive an insight into various professions through a variety of stimulating professional activities and training workshops, specially designed to raise awareness of the importance of academic and career guidance while equipping participants with the practical skills needed to succeed.
Workshops will be held on decision-making, problem-solving, and creative thinking, helping to bolster personal skills, build confidence, and instil a spirit of entrepreneurship, perseverance, and teamwork among participants.
The programme also offers opportunities for site visits to leading organisations in Qatar. This will allow students to gain first-hand insights into the range of different types of jobs, and to gauge the extent to which they match their skills and potentials, as well as what to expect from each profession.