Posted on September 17, 2019

College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) recently played host to a high level delegation from Qatar Shell.

The visitors included Rashid Al-Sulaiti, Deputy General Manager – Qatar Shell, Christos Mylonas, GM external & government relations and Hussain Al-Hijji, VP Qatar Research & technology Center.  They toured CNA-Q’s state-of-the-art facilities in its Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades program, including an Oil and Gas Processing Pilot Plant, a Materials and Corrosion Laboratory, and a Thermal Laboratory. Mr. Rashid and his colleagues also had several valuable interactions with students.

“We are very pleased to be able to welcome delegates from Shell and showcase our state-of-the-art facility to a world leader in the oil and gas industry,” said CNA-Q President Prof. Khalifa Al-Khalifa.  “The oil and gas industry is one of our main stakeholders, and CNA-Q is committed to providing the highest quality education and job-ready graduates to the oil and gas sector.  We look forward to continuing our productive relationship with Shell in the years to come.” Mr. Hussain Al-Hijji from Shell said: “I am very impressed with the facilities and the program offered to the students. I’m convinced that this will prepare them for a bright future in our industry.”

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Mr. Rashid Al-Sulaiti added: "I really enjoyed the interaction with the students and as Shell we look forward to continue our collaboration with CNA-Q." Since its inception in 2002, CNA-Q has grown to offer more than 30 diploma and certificate programs, graduating of thousands students from full-time programs who have populated the workforce in Qatar or pursued further education. This year marks the 18th year that CNA-Q has been providing experiential technical education in Qatar to support the State’s strategic vision to educate, develop and retain young Qataris and transform the state as a knowledge-based economy.