Qapco, ExxonMobil to sponsor CNAQ education & career expo
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA THE College of the North Atlantis in Qatar (CNAQ) has announced Qapco and ExxonMobil Qatar as platinum and silver sponsors of its forthcoming 2012 education and career expo.
The Expo, an annual event at the CNAQ, welcomes high school students from around Qatar to visit the campus, meet instructors and students and learn about the variety of programmes on offer.
The event will begin on January 31 and run till February 1
Speaking about the event, CNAQ President Dr Ken MacLeod said, “This event is an opportunity for us to highlight the great facilities we have to offer from smart classrooms to real-world labs in health sciences and engineering technology. We are able to offer a unique learning experience to our students.” In addition to the displays by over 30 CNAQ programmes, corporate exhibits give current and future students a chance to meet with employers and explore sponsorship and employment opportunities.
Qapco , Platinum sponsor of the event, is returning in 2012 after a successful recruitment exercise at the 2011 expo.
Qapco Vice-Chairman and CEO Dr Mohammed Yousef al Mulla said, “To continue Qapco’s remarkable journey we must never overlook our need for new talent that will create new technology and new markets that we require.
We, as a company, must never fail to remember that our collaborations with educational institutions such as CNAQ are the key to future growth and together we can really make a difference. Together Qapco and CNAQ will make a difference to our future leaders, resulting in a huge difference in Qatar.” ExxonMobil Qatar, a longtime supporter of CNAQ and its students, returns to the expo as Silver sponsor in 2012.
National Development Manager at ExxonMobil Qatar Abdul Latif al Naemi said, “The College of the North Atlantic and ExxonMobil enjoy a long-standing relationship.
We have also provided scholarships to a number of bright and talented students for the past few years, so they can fulfill their maximum potential. Qatarisation is a key element of ExxonMobil Qatar strategic business plan.
Through our focused efforts, we are pleased to be progressing toward the national target of a 50-percent Qatari workforce.” CNAQ is a leading force in Qatarisation efforts, with Qatari students comprising over 65 percent of the current student population. Since opening in 2002, CNAQ has worked closely with industry to provide the best technical training available in Qatar and is committed to meeting the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.