Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), recently delivered two workshops as part of Doha Learning Week 2017.
The first workshop, titled ‘The Role of Parents in Guiding their Children’s Career Paths’, discussed the impact parents have on their children’s career-related decisions, and the importance of introducing career guidance to both parents and their children.
The workshop, which was delivered by Abdulla Al-Mansoori, Director, QCDC, brought together more than 45 parents and their children to learn about the ‘Career Decision-Making Paradigm’, a tool that aims to assist individuals, particularly young people, to identify optimal academic and career paths.
The second workshop, titled ‘Technology-Driven Career Advising Skills’, was aimed at introducing and training school counselors to use QCDC’s new Career Advising System across schools. The workshop attracted more than 30 public and private school counselors who received certificates of participation.
QCDC also participated in the TEDx Forum at the Qatar National Library, where the center set up a special pavilion highlighting the importance of career guidance as well as QCDC’s various programs and services. The pavilion attracted a large number of visitors, including Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation.
Doha Learning Week, Qatar’s first education festival, was launched by the World Innovation Summit for Education, also an initiative of QF. The week-long festival was a collaboration of various local partners, and celebrated local education initiatives and resources.