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September 24, 2019

QCDC Gears Up To Host Annual Career Village

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Doha, Qatar, September 24, 2019: Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation, is set to host the latest edition of its ‘Career Village’ from September 30 to October 2, 2019, at Multaqa (Education City Student Center). Organized in cooperation with the Social Development Center, ‘Nama’, the three-day event is designed to provide support to preparatory and secondary school students. Mr. Abdulla Al Mansoori, Director of QCDC, said: “The center is keen on regularly organizing this event, as it plays a key role in helping youth choose a career path that falls in line with their aspirations and skills.”
“With each edition of the Career Village, we introduce a new set of innovative activities. This year, QCDC is collaborating with ‘Nama’, which will launch its ‘Tamakkan’ campaign on the first day of the event. The initiative is designed to raise awareness among youth about the importance of career development in line with the needs of the Qatari labor market, drawing on the expertise of experienced professionals - including retired individuals - to equip young people with the skills to actively contribute to their community.” Image1

Mrs. Amal Abdullatif Al Mannai, CEO of Qatar Foundation for Social Work and Acting Executive Director of Nama, expressed her happiness at the participation of Nama in the Career Village. She noted the importance of this participation, which reflects pride in the launch of the first ‘Tamakkan’ campaign. Mrs. Al Mannai indicated that the ‘Tamakkan’ project is the first product of the social entrepreneur’s development project ‘Sama Nama’, adding that she was optimistic that this comprehensive and diverse effort by social entrepreneurs is an important addition to raise awareness, enlighten, build capacities, and change attitudes among youth. Mrs. Al Mannai praised QCDC for undertaking community-based projects and its joint and ongoing cooperation with the Social Development Center in support of the community. Image2 Career Village will bring together representatives of leading Qatar-based organizations and institutions from numerous industries including education, business and finance, energy and manufacturing, communication and transportation, health, security, media, and culture. The event will feature a range of interactive activities to provide students with insight into various professions. Through discussions with representatives of participating companies and institutions, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the various professions as well as the academic disciplines that lead to these career paths. This year's edition of Career Village aims to introduce students to the concept of career guidance and to instill this new culture within the Qatari community through free training workshops that Nama will offer on the sidelines of the event. The workshops will touch on several topics including ‘Effective Communication Skills’, ‘Professional Capacity Building’, and ‘Choosing an Academic Discipline’. Nama will also hold a caricature exhibition that highlights the challenges faced by youth when it comes to professional development and draws on the expertise of experienced professionals including retirees to provide support for youth. The Career Village will be exclusively open to school visits during morning shifts from 9.00am-12.30pm, while the general public is welcome to attend from 4.00pm-6.30pm.