Posted on March 28, 2015

Qatar University’s Continuing Education Office (QU-CEO) graduated thirty-one (31) employees of the Ministry of Environment (MOE) from its Environmental Compliance Inspection Program on March 26.

Held under the patronage of Qatar Minister of Environment H.E. Mr Ahmad bin Amer Al-Humaidi and QU President Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, the ceremony drew around 60 attendees including QU VPs, college deans and MOE officials. The employees benefitted from the 2-year-long training program designed to prepare them for leadership roles in the environmental inspection profession. It is the second batch of MOE employees in the training program that was launched by the Office in 2011 in partnership with the Ministry.

The program was designed to fulfill the needs of the Ministry for environmental inspectors, and to expose its young Qatari employees to training conducted from QU faculty and MOE experts. It was aimed to prepare them to become high-qualified environmental inspectors, and contribute to advancing the environmental inspection process within their departments and sections at the ministry in accordance with international standards and procedures. The trainees were provided the opportunity to assess and identify their individual leadership and management strengths, enhance their skills and abilities in many fields such as English language, information technology, and sciences. They also had hands-on training in land, marine, and industrial inspection.

In his remarks, H.E. Al-Humaidi said: “We are pleased to honor today the employees who participated in the training program, which highlights the positive contributions that are ensuing from the numerous collaborations between Qatar University and the governmental institutions, and particularly with the Ministry of Environment. We are also proud of Qatar University’s achievements and its core role in advancing education and research, and in developing the skills and capacities of future generations.”

QU Environmental Compliance 2 [].jpgCongratulating the graduates, Prof Al-Misnad said: “In partnering in this training program, Qatar University reinforces its position as a driver of social development through the services it offers to the wider community such as research, professional development training, community awareness programs, programs for high school students and consultancy to industry, among others. These new graduates are an addition to the previous 16 who graduated in Spring 2013. The Continuing Education Office has demonstrated its commitment to the institutional mission to develop more professionals and experts in the environmental field to contribute to enhancing the country’s development and progress.”

Continuing Education Office director Dr Rajab Al-Esmail said: “The training program reflects QU’s commitment to ensure human and social development, and its contribution to the wider community’s continuous education while promoting invaluable investments in technical education towards a sustainable knowledge-based economy.” MOE Human Resources Department manager Mohamed Salem Al-Housni said: “The training program which comes as part of our collaboration with Qatar University, contributes to develop a cadre of professionals and experts at the ministry, and to promote and advance the Qatarization process in the governmental institutions and ministries.”