Posted on August 06, 2017

Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, has launched its Career Development Programme for the second consecutive year. The month–long event that began on the 23rd of July will run till the 23rd of August, aims to train graduates.

The objective of this programme is to provide graduates with practical work-related experiences and skills that will help them identify their professional interests, build self-confidence, learn about workplace culture and apply what they have learned in real life. Entitled "Practice ... Work ... Develop", these workshops are taking place Doha Institute for Postgraduate Studies, the strategic partner for the programme, from 9 am to 2 pm. fThe professional development programme includes diverse training sessions in addition to a managerial skills training programme, a computer training programme and a field training programme in various state departments comprising their specialties. The workshops will include leadership, customer service, teamwork, biography and art of etiquette.

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The workshop will be conducted by a number of accredited trainers such as Yousef Al-Haddad, Mohammed Iraqi, Mohammed Al-Kubaisi, Al-kubaisi, Rowda Al Qubaisi, and Mohammad Shaheen. The program will also be represented by a group of visionaries in all sectors such as Dur Al Dusari, Abdul Aziz Dulol, Naser Al-Mughaseeb, Ahmad Taha and Abdullah Al-Buainain. The Managerial skills development programme includes English, the skill of writing official correspondence, e-mails, and reporting. The computer program course includes teaching the principles of using Microsoft Office Advanced Level program and the ICDL course.

The pre-event was hosted by government and institutional bodies to familiarise them with the programmes prepared by the Center and identify the training specialties and services available to the students. Reem Al Suwaidi, Director General of Bedaya, said: "We always strive to expand the horizons of high school graduates and inform them of the many paths they can follow after the compulsory education period. The diversification of the program outputs achieves the vision of human development and the concept of knowledge economy in Qatar."

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"We have been keen to hold Professional Development Programme for high school graduates to take advantage of the summer period, before starting their next academic or professional careers with the help of a number of accredited trainers and inspirational personalities in various sectors. It is a combination of workshops and training sessions to help young people launch and refine their skills and enhance their potential to help them in their future lives by providing a platform for participants and mentors in the community, including self-employed entrepreneurs who have become role models," she added.