Posted on December 04, 2019

Qatar Career Development Center has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar University’s College of Education to promote academic and career guidance, and advance professional development.

Mr. Abdulla Al Mansoori, Director, Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), and Dr. Ahmed Al-Emadi, Dean of College of Education (CE), Qatar University, co-signed the agreement during a ceremony held recently at Multaqa (Education City Student Center). The MoU lays the foundations for a strategic partnership that will enable QCDC – a member of Qatar Foundation – and CE to advance their shared objectives at both local and international levels.

Commenting on the MoU, Al Mansoori said that the agreement with CE will further empower QCDC to achieve its goal of helping youth make and implement sound career decisions. “By providing support for youth to grow professionally and achieve their life goals, we contribute to Qatar’s development and sustainable growth in line with our shared objective with Qatar University, as well as the Qatar National Vision 2030,” Al Mansoori said. “QCDC understands and values collaborations with key stakeholders, such as Qatar University, to ensure laying the foundations of solid and world-class career guidance services in our beloved country.”

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In line with the MoU, QCDC and CE will exchange expertise to advance each other’s goals through diverse forms of collaboration including training, advisory, consultancy, and multifaceted service provisioning. Al-Emadi said: “We are confident that our joint efforts will contribute to key achievements in terms of promoting academic and career guidance in order to develop qualified cadres who can perform their duties and accomplish the tasks entrusted to them to the fullest, ultimately serving Qatar's national priorities.”

These activities will be jointly planned and conducted to advance career guidance and meet development needs within the Qatari context and in accordance with internationally recognized best practices. The MoU builds on QCDC and CE’s unique collaboration with local and international partners to serve the local community and to meet the needs of Qatar’s education and training sector.

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