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QAC chief calls on nationals to enrol in college courses for industry needs

QNA
Doha
Director-General of the Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) HE Jabor bin Hamad bin Mohammad Al Thani has stressed the need for national cadres in the field of aviation science, especially in light of the development plans and expansion of the aviation industry in the country.
In an interview with the Lusail newspaper on Monday, he said the college is keen to attract Qatari youth, both males and females, to study the various internationally-recognised aviation specialties, in order to ensure that the State’s needs of technical cadres in aviation sciences are met. He added that the doors are open to everyone to join this enjoyable, yet challenging field and promised to welcome any exploratory visit to the academy.
He exhorted citizens, residents and individuals haling from Arab countries, who have a passion for aviation, or the transportation sector in general, to join the college, which enjoys a distinguished place in aviation sciences, recognised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He said that the college organises awareness and promotional workshops in schools to introduce the students to the majors and curricula offered by the college in the field of aviation sciences.
They also review the success of previous graduates to motivate and attract students to pursue various courses at the college.
The college has also been developing programmes continuously, the latest of which are special programmes for the armed forces in some departments, as well as specialised courses serving aviation workers.
He pointed out that the college is also considering the university leave system as an alternative to the currently approved diploma system, while it does not plan to include the vertical flying major in its departments, due to the weak demand for this costly major.
As for the academic development plan, an internal committee was formed to restructure the buildings and infrastructure of the college, he said, adding that another committee has been formed to develop external workshops for maintenance and electricity, in addition to virtual workshops for airports, training departments, freight operations, handling of dangerous parts and security department.
He pointed out that the development is in full swing, and during the coming period, many parts will be gradually phased out, until the plan is fully implemented according to the schedule by mid-2022.

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