QCDC gears up to host annual Career Village
September 24 2019 10:56 PM
The Career Village is to be held next week.
The Career Village is to be held next week.


Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation, is set to host the latest edition of its Career Village from September 30 to October 2 at Multaqa.

Organised in co-operation with the Social Development Centre (Nama), the three-day event is designed to provide support to preparatory and secondary school students.

“The centre is keen on regularly organising this event, as it plays a key role in helping youth choose a career path that falls in line with their aspirations and skills,” Abdulla al-Mansoori, director of QCDC, said.

“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 labour market, drawing on the expertise of experienced professionals — including retired individuals — to equip young people with the skills to actively contribute to their community.”

Amal Abdullatif al-Mannai, CEO of Qatar Foundation for Social Work and acting executive director of Nama, expressed 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.

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.

She praised QCDC for undertaking community-based projects and its joint and ongoing cooperation with the Social Development Centre in support of the community.

Career Village will bring together representatives of leading Qatar-based organisations 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 am-12.30 pm, while the general public is welcome to attend from 4pm-6.30pm.

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