Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) has released the 8th edition of its annual Career Guide magazine. The magazine, which in 2016 became the first specialised publication by Qatar Foundation (QF) to feature a smartphone application, sheds light on a variety of interesting topics that reflect Qatar’s ambitious drive to develop existing and future careers.
The 84-page bilingual Career Guide offers valuable articles and career tips to inform Qatari youth, parents and experts in the fields of career guidance and human development.
This year’s edition features a series of articles that highlight QCDC’s achievements, in addition to career development-related priorities in Qatar. The magazine outlines the programmes and initiatives that QCDC has undertaken in the past months to achieve its objectives, empower Qatari students, and promote a national ecosystem that inspires the youth to innovate and propel Qatar forward.
Speaking on the release of the magazine’s latest issue, QCDC Director Abdulla Ahmed Al Mansoori said that they concentrate on helping Qatar residents unleash their potential and creativity in designing their programmes and initiatives.
You will find the results and recommendations of a comprehensive study conducted by our centre to highlight issues of priority regarding professional development in Qatar, and ways to contribute further to our national vision by acquiring a deeper understanding of the labour market dynamics.
He said that the study will not only contribute to the development of their strategy and programmes, but will also serve as reference for those concerened with promoting human and career development in Qatar.
Valuable Career Guide
The magazine features five interviews with Qatari professionals, who discussed their work experience in the fields of nursing, agricultural engineering, cybersecurity, radio and television, and academic counseling. These professionals provide an overview of the skills required in each profession, and offer advice to young people looking to pursue a career in any one of these fields.
The latest issue also includes a special report on career guidance. The report outlines challenges and efforts to improve Qatar’s current career guidance system, while providing insight by international experts. It elaborates on the Finnish career guidance model and highlights the latest resources on guidance and development.
This issue also features a special interview with Hadfah Muhammad Al Marri, a senior co-pilot at Qatar Airways. In the interview, Al Marri recalls pursuit of her goal, and how she managed to overcome the obstacles and difficulties to realise her childhood dream.
The magazine will be distributed to universities and educational organisations, ministries, government and private institutions, and other youth clubs and entities across Qatar. QCDC will also arrange regular visits to schools across the country to introduce the magazine to students, teachers, and counselors.
For more information about Career Guide magazine, visit qcdc.org.qa.