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QATAR Career Development Center (QCDC) Director Abdulla al Mansoori underlined the accomplishments of the institution last year, which have benefitted hundreds of students, during the ‘Thank You’ ceremony hosted by the centre at the Special Events Area of the Qatar National Library on Monday.
The event, organised mainly to honour the partners and supporters of QCDC, was attended by Undersecretary of Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh bin Khalifa al Nuaimi, Qatar Foundation (QF) President of Community Development Machaille al Naimi and UNESCO Doha Office Education Program Assistant Dr Caitlin Sparks.
Speaking on the occasion, the QCDC chief stressed the commitment of the centre to work in line with the mission and vision of Qatar Foundation as well as of the country as specified in Qatar National Vision 2030, mainly in terms of enhancing the capabilities of the youth.
He also highlighted the important partnerships forged by the centre, such as with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in order to realise their goals for the benefit of the community at large.
“The year 2018 was full of important programmes and initiatives including among others the launching of the ‘Mentor’ programme as part of Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, which benefited more than 11,000 students. QCDC will continue to further cooperate with all stakeholders in 2019 to develop its programmes and initiatives,” Mansoor said.
QCDC’s achievements last year also include organising 30 programmes and 12 awareness events. More than 70 academic and career counsellors from independent and private schools took part in its Career Counsellors Training Program and over 90 academic and career counsellors were trained on the use of its electronic Career Advising System (CAS).
Last year, QCDC also launched the second edition of the Career Guidance Stakeholders Platform and released a research study on ‘Careering Towards a Sustainable Qatari Economy’. QCDC also released the 8th edition of Career Guide magazine. Throughout 2018, QCDC interacted with more than 12,000 individuals and got a satisfaction rate of more than 90 percent from participants of their programmes.
“Through QF’s emphasis on community development, we are providing platforms for the youth to contribute to their community and to the world as active citizens and have a sense of fulfilment. QCDC guides and supports the youth through these platforms that will not only serve them in their careers but also in life”, said QF President of Community Development Machaille al Naimi.
Similarly, in his remarks, Undersecretary of Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh bin Khalifa al Nuaimi praised the efforts of the centre for the benefit of the youth in the country.
The ceremony concluded with the awarding of the partners of QCDC and those who were instrumental in their success last year.
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