Around 600 high school students from across Qatar recently participated in Qatar Career Development Center’s (QCDC) ‘Career Village’ at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Center.
The event took place from April 26 – 27 with the participation of parents, career counselors and academics from various public schools. It also brought together representatives from leading Qatar-based companies and institutions from sectors including education, finance and business, energy and manufacturing, communications, health, municipalities, environment, media, and security.
The event was designed to familiarize high school students with career opportunities across various sectors, as well as the dynamics and challenges of Qatar’s diverse labor market. Exhibitors presented a series of interactive workshops, simulating real work practices to offer practical and hands-on experience and knowledge about career fields that will enable them to best serve their country.
Khaloud Al-Mannai, Head of Programs, QCDC, said: "I would like to commend all those who contributed to the success of the Career Village, which surpassed all our expectations. Over the past two days, students have learned about career opportunities that support the growth and progress of Qatar and help address the main challenges in the labor market. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for introducing the students to professions across their various departments, thus empowering the youth to contribute to the prosperity of the Qatari labor market."
Exhibitors offered students insights into a range of work fields, as well as the scholarships and training programs they offer. Participating organizations included: the Ministry of Interior, the General Authority of Customs, Qatar Airways, Qatar Rail, Qatar News Agency, Qatar National Bank, the Qatar Banking Studies and Business Administration Independent School, Hamad Medical Corporation, RasGas, The Center for Geographic Information Systems at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Qatar Media Corporation, Ooredoo, Texas A&M University at Qatar, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, Qatar Biobank, the Career Services Center at Qatar University, INJAZ Qatar, the Permanent Committee for Drugs and Alcohol Affairs, Qatar Scientific Club, and Total.
Career Village is one of several initiatives organized by QCDC, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), to guide Qatari youth into making informed decisions that reflect positively on their academic and professional futures.