Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) recently published the 13th issue of its annual Career Guide magazine in time for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. 

Dedicated to showcasing the organisational aspects of the tournament, the guide features information and interviews focused on the developmental and intellectual legacies that hosting the FIFA World Cup™ will have on Qatar.

According to QCDC Director Abdullah Al-Mansoori, besides the massive construction efforts that were undertaken in preparation for the historic event, they were keen, in this special edition, to highlight the legacy that the tournament will leave on the community, economic and social levels, and its impact on Qatari youth.

A legacy that is the result of years of inspiring preparation and planning, from which we drew lessons about the art of management and the importance of willpower, to demonstrate what can be achieved by adopting science and knowledge as the foundation for strategic planning and systematic execution.

He also discussed how Qatar’s unique journey will not conclude with the final whistle of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. He said that this is a new beginning and an important milestone on the road to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030, which focuses on developing human potential, through wise guidance and appropriate planning.

I invite our youth to persist in their efforts and build on this tournament’s achievements to ensure a prosperous future for our country driven by sustainable development.

The guide features in-depth interviews with prominent figures who directly contributed to Qatar’s World Cup preparations, who share their experiences and expertise, as well as touches on new and exciting career paths related to the event, such as sustainability, event management and corporate communication.

Exclusive Interviews

The FIFA World Cup Volunteers programme is another focus of this year’s Career Guide. As Qatar’s largest-ever volunteer programme, it has drawn over 20,000 participants, including 15,000 citizens and residents.

Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) Volunteer Strategy Manager Nasser Al-Mogaiseeb highlights the importance of volunteering and its role in helping youth develop their skills, enhance their abilities, gain new experiences, and build a professional network, which will reflect on their careers and the competence of Qatar’s workforce.

Other exclusive interviews in this edition include SC Secretary General HE Hassan Al Thawadi, who discussed their efforts to ensure the tournament leaves behind a sustainable legacy that benefits youth in Qatar and the region for years to come, as well as its impact on the labour market and the development of local talents.

English football legend David Beckham, who was also interviewed for the guide, discusses what could be achieved by hosting a world-class event for the first time in the Middle East while offering readers tips to achieve career success in the field of their choice.

Lasting legacy

The guide also addresses the active role that Qatar Foundation has played in preparing for the World Cup, as well as Education City’s efforts in preparing to host the event there. Alexandra Chalat, Director of World Cup Legacy at Qatar Foundation, spoke at length about the cooperation between them and the SC, as well as the activations and events that Education City will host throughout the tournament.

Insights into QCDC’s efforts, activities and events throughout 2022 are also highlighted, as well as advice and tips collected by QCDC’s career guidance and development experts to help the youth choose the career path that best aligns with their skills, qualifications, interests, and local labour market dynamics.

The magazine is available on QCDC’s interactive app, available to download on the App Store and Google Play, and on the QCDC website. A hard copy of the magazine can also be obtained through Education City’s distribution platforms.

QCDC is a member of Qatar Foundation.

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