Posted on February 24, 2016

Qatar Career Fair (QCF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), successfully wrapped up its ‘School Career Day’, designed to promote a culture of career awareness and ambition amongst Qatar’s youth.

The event, which was held at Hamad bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Student Center, was attended by over 340 high school students from 24 independent schools across the country, as well as academic advisors and career guidance counselors. Through the event, QCF supports QF’s strategic objective to unlock human potential. This includes equipping Qatar’s youth with educational and personal development opportunities as well as leadership skills, enabling the generation of tomorrow to enrich the progression towards a knowledge-based economy in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

QCF organized two consecutive ‘School Career Days’, with the first day dedicated to male students while females were welcomed on the second day. The program introduced both sets of students to future career opportunities in-line with their abilities and interests, empowering them to better serve their nation.

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The first segment of the event featured information sessions presented by leading Qatari organizations across various sectors such as education, health, sports, finance, energy, industry, aviation, and career development. Participating organizations included the Qatar Community College, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar National Bank, RasGas, Qatar Airways, and Bedaya. In addition to learning about these organizations, the students were informed of the scholarship and development opportunities available within these companies, allowing individuals to make more informed decisions about the career path they want to pursue.

QCF’s Director, Mr. Abdulla Al-Mansoori, commented on the event saying, “By allowing students to meet and discuss with different organization from across Qatar, the ‘School Career Day’ plays an important role in informing young people about the potential career options available to them and their necessary specializations. This will help the generation of tomorrow plan their future at an early stage and succeed in their chosen profession.” “I would like to thank all the various organizations and companies for their participation in the event, and for taking the time to share information and support the career development of Qatar’s youth,” he added.

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Saoud Bin Sulaiman, a student at Ali Bin Jassim Secondary Independent School for Boys, expressed the significance of the event, stating: “The ‘School Career Day’ helped me form a better idea about how to shape my future, providing me with the opportunity to talk to representatives of very interesting organizations and learn more about the opportunities they offer.” Mr Hussain Al-Tamimi, the Administrative Supervisor at the Tarek Bin Ziyad Secondary Independent School for Boys, accompanied his students to the event. “The ‘School Career Day’ helps students think about their future by shedding light on career options available for them at various organizations across Qatar,” he explained.

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