Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) is finalising preparations for the 2019 edition of Career Village, an event that was aimed at instilling a strong career culture among high school students in the country, familiarising youth with the dynamics and challenges of Qatar’s job market. QCDC is a member of Qatar Foundation.
The three-day event, which will take place on 26 to 28 February at Multaqa (formerly the Education City Student Centre), will introduce students to career fields that will enable them to best serve their country. It will be open to visitors from 8 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.
The event will bring together representatives of leading companies from across different industries in Qatar, including education, culture, finance and business, energy, manufacturing, transportation, communications, health, media, and security.
Exhibitors will brief visitors on professions within their respective industries and familiarise students with career opportunities and required academic tracks, while also engaging visitors in a series of interactive activities to provide first-hand insight into the professions.
Career Village will also host a number of workshops that will help equip students with a range of life skills to help the young visitors plan for their future career path.
According to QCDC Director Abdulla Ahmed Al Mansoori, this year’s edition of Career Village seeks to introduce students to the concept of career guidance, and to instil a new culture among members of the Qatari community through training workshops that will be held throughout the event. He said that students will also get the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs who will brief them on how they can find support to kick-start their projects.
A Mini Career Village will be the latest addition to the event, allowing children five to ten years old to learn about various careers and professions in a more entertaining and interactive way.
An exhibition featuring a selection of photographs provided by participating institutions will also be showcased on the sidelines of the event. The images will show stages of development of participating institutions, as well as sectors or professions they cover – from inception to the present day. The exhibition will feature images of key personalities whose contribution made an impact in the establishment and development of these institutions.
Find more details about this year’s edition of Career Village on the QCDC website, at qcdc.org.qa.