Heir Apparent opens Qatar Career Fair 2012
DOHA THE Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani opened the Qatar Career Fair 2012 (QCF) at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) on Sunday.
Administrative Control and Transparency Authority Chairman His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah and a number of ministers and other distinguished officials attended the inaugural session.
HH the Heir Apparent toured the fair and interacted with representatives of various organisations participating in the fair. The fair organisers briefed him about the organisational structure of the fair, which has four different ‘villages’ pertaining to different sectors.
He was also apprised of the recruitment and training plans of participating organisations.
Interacting with the media on the sidelines of the fair, Attiyah said that QCF 2012’s goals have been aligned to the human development objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030. “The fair is an ideal interaction platform for Qatari human resources providers and hirers. It also gives students insights into the hiring plans of companies, and the specialisations in demand. Students in the past did not enjoy such clear vision of the market’s job requirements,” he pointed out.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs HE Ahmad bin Abdullah al Mahmoud said that a dedicated Cabinet General Secretariat team has been deputed at the fair to provide all information on employment opportunities available to Qatari nationals to help them determine their choices.
“Brochures and software that shed light on the functions and responsibilities of the General Secretariat are also available at the General Secretariat pavilion at the fair,” he said, adding “The General Secretariat is offering 113 jobs in addition to 20 jobs being offered by the Institute of Administrative Development".
According to the fair organisers, 40,000 to 50,000 visitors are expected to visit the fair this year. The fifth edition of QCF offers Qatari students education, recruitment and training opportunities to enhance their abilities, strengthen their skills and enable them to measure up to national development challenges.
Through effective participation in this fair, public and private institutions provide Qatari citizens the right employment opportunities and the largest number of jobs. This is done by selecting students that meet the criteria defined by companies and sponsoring their higher education depending on the needs of their jobs. The event aims to fulfill the employment needs of university students across various disciplines. The fair has special significance this year, as it aligns with the objectives of Qatar Vision 2030, they explained.
There has been a significant increase in the number of participants as well as activities this year. Last year, there were 117 organisations and this year the number has gone up to 131. There is an increase of 5,000 square meters in the exhibition area this year. Similarly, there are more activities for the graduates at the fair. The five-day event is organised by the Emiri Diwan, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Qatar University and the Ministry of Labour under the slogan "Write the Next Chapter of Qatar's Success".