Posted on March 04, 2018

College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) is opening its doors to the interested public on Wednesday morning, March 7th.   

“We are inviting future students, parents, industry representatives, and any other interested parties to attend an open house to showcase our incredible campus and the experiential learning methods in action,” said College Registrar, Ms. Shawna Garrett. “During the open house, the annual CNA-Q Skills Competition will be running where spectators can experience the applied learning that the College is known for. Come and ‘test drive our campus’!”

Students will participate in 50 Skills Competitions tailored to their area of study in Business Studies, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Academic Studies or the Technician Certificate Program. Each competition is designed to allow students to demonstrate the skills they have learned in their program in practical scenarios they will encounter in the Qatari workforce. As in past years, over 200 high school students will join the competitions, as a way to expose youth to their many vocational and technical learning options at the College.  Additionally, post-secondary students from other institutions in Qatar are joining the Health Sciences competitions as practice scenarios where healthcare professionals have to work together in an allied setting.

The CNA-Q Annual Skills Competition is modeled from WorldSkills, which is a global competition with a mandate to raise the profile and recognition of skilled trades and professions. “As the leading provider of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Qatar, experiential and applied learning is at the root of what we do. By hosting our annual on-campus Skills Competition, we are reinforcing the importance of skilled trades and vocational learning for achieving economic growth and personal success,” said Dr. Ken MacLeod, President of CNA-Q, “Our students’ success comes from learning workforce-ready skills on campus that leads them to be effective contributors to Qatar National Vision 2030. Technical and vocational skills are key to fulfilling QNV 2030, and CNA-Q is educating and supplying the workers to make the Vision a reality.”

The general public, students, parents, industry and ministry representatives are invited to tour the CNA-Q campus on Wednesday March 7, from 9-11 a.m.  Please come to the Dr. Latifa Al Houty Auditorium in Building 1 for guided tours. For more information please contact Asma Al Kuwari: