Posted on March 25, 2014

Upon an invitation received from Qatar University, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ organised a briefing day for College of Engineering students,to inform them about the role of Ashghal, its core business, key projects and programmes, career and sponsorship opportunities and advantages.

The event which was held at Qatar University Campus aimed at boosting the number of Qataris in Ashghal’s workforce by encouraging undergraduate students to benefit from the sponsorship programmes offered by the Public Works Authority. The event also highlighted the career opportunities, advantages and privileges offered by Ashghal for engineering students who are expected to graduate soon.

Saif Al Kaabi, Ashghal 1 [].jpgSaif Ali Al-Kaabi, Human Resources Manager at Ashghal,announced the inauguration of the event accompanied by Dr. Rashid Alammari, Dean of College of Engineering at Qatar University, who told the attendees that the Authority currently provides several rewarding opportunities for Qatari youth to contribute to the biggest infrastructure development being currently implemented in Qatar in preparation for the world cup and in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Al-Kaabi also briefed the students about Ashghal’s mandate, scope of work and future plans covering all components of infrastructure including construction of expressways, upgrading drainage network and developing infrastructure, roads and public buildings in local areas across Qatar; all of which are being implemented according to latest engineering standards, best practices and extremely advanced global technology.

Al-Kaabi explained how Ashghal offers immense professional opportunities for Qatari youth across different specialities of the engineering sector. This, he said is the result of Ashghal’s various mega projects being constructed in Qatar which are designed and implemented by some of the world’s leading consulting companies and engineering specialists.He stressed this would benefit the young Qatari youth through transfer of knowledge from these renowned consultants and expose them to best techniques, design practices and sophisticated systems to manage projects.

He highlighted the opportunities offered by Ashghal’s external training programmes that allow employees to get trained at the headquarters and global centres of the international companies associated with Ashghal. Al-Kaabi added that this was in addition to Ashghal’s several ongoing training and development initiatives for individual development. For his part, Dr. Rashid Alammari, Dean of the College of Engineering at Qatar University, said that the college offers internationally approved bachelor, master and doctoral programmes. These programmes include 2,800 students in the following disciplines: civil, mechanical, industrial, electrical, chemical, and architectural engineering; besides computer science and engineering.

Alammari extended his thanks to Ashghal for organising this event that greatly benefited the engineering students who gained knowledge about professional career prospects at Ashghal, the requirements of the labour market, and the applied aspects of their studies. This he said reflects positively on the industry and encourages participation of Qatari youth in the transformation the country is witnessing.

Ahmad Alobaidly, a senior student at the college who will graduate next year, confirmed that the briefing day, organised by Ashghal, reinforced his personal conviction and satisfaction with his choice to study engineering that he believes, offers immense opportunities. He also expressed his enthusiasm for taking part in building the future of the nation. He stressed on Ashghal being his gateway to achieve his personal and professional ambitions.

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It is worth mentioning that Qatar University paid tribute to its partner companies from private and public sectors that sponsored and employed its graduates. As part of the recognition ceremony, the University extended its appreciation and gratitude to Ashghal for contributing and participating in all its exhibitions, workshops and open days that highlight the employment and sponsorship opportunities.

Is his speech at the event, Mohammed Mubarak Al-Qahtani, Head of Training and Development at the Human Resources Department at Ashghal, said that the Authority has provided more than 205 opportunities for employment, internal and external sponsorships for young Qatari nationals during 2013. He added that Ashghal is working closely with Qatar University and other higher educational institutes to attract some young talents to its workforce, especially from the various engineering specialities.

He confirmed that these initiatives are part of Ashghal’s efforts to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030 with regards to developing the skills of the national workforce and offer attractive scholarship and training opportunities for them.