Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has wrapped up the 2019 edition of its Career Village. The three-day event saw over 4,000 visitors – including high schools students from 114 public and private schools, university students, and parents – flock to Multaqa (Education City Student Centre) to learn about possible career paths.
The event was attended by His Excellency Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.
Through various interactive activities, over 35 exhibiting institutions familiarised visitors with professions in their respective industries and various job requirements. The event also featured workshops and lectures aimed at equipping students with necessary life skills.
Saad Al-Kharji, Head of Career Programs and Services, QCDC, said that empowering students to choose the career path that best suits their potential and skills is a priority for QCDC, which seeks to promote a culture of career guidance among all members of Qatar’s community. Al-Kharji said:
We are always keen on organising educational events and initiatives, such as the Career Village, to introduce students to various career paths and academic programmes that empower youth to achieve their personal and career aspirations, and contribute to Qatar’s development.’
The Career Village provides students with insight into both job opportunities and the academic tracks that can lead them toward particular careers, and enable youth to achieve their personal and professional aspirations while contributing to Qatar’s development.
A Mini Career Village was the latest addition to this year’s edition, welcoming children aged between 5-10 years to learn about various careers and professions in an entertaining and interactive way.
The event brought together representatives of leading organisations from across different industries in Qatar, including education, culture, finance and business, energy, manufacturing, transportation, communications, health, media, and security.
First Lieutenant Fahad Al-Musalmani, from the General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security at the MoI, said:
As a specialised department, we aim – through our participation in Career Village – to familiarise students with our duties, functions, and the important role that we play in maintaining our country’s security. More than 80% of Qatar’s borders are maritime, and we are keen on encouraging students and new graduates to join us and participate in maintaining the security of their homeland.’
Ali Al Hashemi, a student at Qatar Banking Studies and Business Administration school, said:
The Career Village familiarised me with various future career opportunities, universities and public sector institutions, as well as specialised secondary schools, reflecting the government’s efforts to support its citizens across all age groups.’