Qatar Shell has launched the first “Tajahaz” summer program during July with a number of top performing Qatari high school students.
Tajahaz, which means: “be prepared” in Arabic, is a specially designed summer programme aimed at helping highly competent young Qataris transition into their university studies as well as their future careers. The summer programme will run during the month of July.
The launch ceremony was hosted by Mark Wojcik, Qatar Shell Vice President HR, Stewart Graham, Qatar Shell Manager Learning, Ibrahim Al Mannai, Qatar Shell Head of Qatarisation, and Youssif Saleh General Manager, Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre. It was attended by students, their parents and Shell staff who are instructors for the programme.
Mark Wojcik said: “Qatar Shell is very proud to launch this Tajahaz initiative which aligns with the Strategic Qatarisation Plan initiated by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and is part of Shell’s Qatarisation programme in support of the human and economic development pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Ibrahim Al-Mannai said: ‘Tajahaz aims to give Qatari students a taste of working in the oil and gas industry, and to bridge the knowledge, skills and understanding gained in the class room with more life related experience.’ Tajahaz combines different learning techniques that emphasize the skills needed to undertake self-based studies as well as learning in a team environment, both of which are critical for success at University and thereafter in the workplace.
Various exercises and challenges will be given to the students to let them practice the skills whilst receiving ongoing coaching from the Shell instructors. This will help provide students with the necessary skills to succeed in their university studies and later in their chosen career.
Tajahaz identifies promising Qatari high school students and offers them an unique opportunity to prepare and develop their academic and professional skills, whilst making it a fun experience.
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