HE the Minister of Energy and Industry and chairman and managing director of Qatar Petroleum Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, yesterday visited Qatar Career Fair 2012 on the final day of the week-long event which was held at Qatar National Convention Centre.
Qatar Petroleum is a co-organiser of the event along with Qatar Foundation, Emiri Diwan, Qatar University and Ministry of Labour.
The minister, accompanied by a number of high-level officials from Qatar Petroleum, visited several stands at the fair. His tour mainly covered the Energy and Industry Village, which hosted stands of major companies working in the energy and industry field in Qatar, where he was received by the presidents and high-level officials of the companies concerned.
Minister al-Sada was briefed on the job opportunities and training plans these companies provide for Qataris. The heads of human resources in these companies introduced policies adopted to attract Qatari students and graduates, and to develop and upgrade their capabilities and qualifications to be employed at the various work sites.
On the occasion, al-Sada said: “We are pleased to participate in this annual event in compliance with the directives of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to exert all possible efforts for the preparation and qualification of the Qatari citizen, being the objective and means of development, by providing him with the means for a life of dignity. The foundation for this objective was laid within the pillars for Qatar’s comprehensive development where human development comprises the first pillar which seeks to empower the people of Qatar so that they will be able to sustain their country’s growth.”
The Minister added: “We hope through this effective and strong participation of the companies in the sector, mainly of Qatar Petroleum, in the career fair to enlighten and guide our sons, Qatari students and graduates on job opportunities available in the energy sector.”
The minister said that the sector lays great emphasis on the development of Qataris, which represents one of its strategic objective priorities, saying that “this focus covers our Qatari sons in all training stages inside Qatar and abroad.”
The minister pointed out that “during 2011, 100 students have been sent on scholarships locally and abroad by Qatar Petroleum, that total number of students on scholarship for university degrees reached 612 male and female students, while the total number of QP scholarship students in various programmes reached 2,417.”
Al-Sada also confirmed that “1,178 Qataris were recruited during 2011 in the Energy and Industry Sector, including 483 in Qatar Petroleum.”
The minister stated that according to the set plan from December 2011 to December 2016, a large number of Qataris will be recruited in the Energy and Industry Sector.
source: Gulf Times
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