Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has opened registration for the first edition of its ‘Career Academy’ program, which aims to take high school students on an educational journey that explores career opportunities – within the private and public sectors – and jobs that are in high demand.
‘Career Academy’, which will be delivered in Arabic, will take place over the course of two weeks, from June 30 – July 11, 8am – 1pm at Multaqa (Education City Student Center). Students can register for the two-week program, or may choose to register for one week only. All students who successfully complete the program will be awarded participation certificates.
Mr. Abdulla Al-Mansoori, Director, QCDC, said: "It’s important for students to engage in activities that help them explore their personal abilities and potential in order to identify career paths that best align with their skills. QCDC endeavors to offer various programs and activities that provide our youth with the opportunity to gain insight into career paths that serve the needs of the country and enable professionals to contribute to Qatar’s development.
“The program features a variety of activities – including field trips, workshops, and recreational and educational activities – to help students prepare both mentally and practically to embark on the career path that best suits them."
The program will include field trips to both private and public institutions in Qatar, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Airways, and Es'hailSat. These field trips will offer participants the opportunity to connect with professionals and learn to which extent these jobs match their skills and potential, and what to expect from each profession.
Students will also be given the opportunity learn about Qatar-based universities, such as Qatar University, QF member Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and QF partner universities. Representatives of these institutes will provide students with overviews of the academic programs and admission requirements, helping participants to make informed academic choices.
The program will also include a number of character-building workshops designed to help prepare students for university, featuring topics such as ‘Preparations to study abroad’, ‘How to write a resume’, and ‘How to introduce yourself to society’, as well as sessions to empower participants to become independent.
A variety of recreational and educational activities will also be on offer. Participants will attend a series of practical workshops that aim to equip students with a wide range of personal and life skills, as well as to improve their self-confidence, communication, public speaking, and teamwork abilities.
To learn more or to register, please visit www.qcdc.org.qa; call 44546815; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org