QCDC launches revamped Career Ambassadors Programme

 07 Dec 2017 - 8:15

QCDC launches revamped Career Ambassadors Programme
Shaheen Al Sulaiti, Senior Career Programmes and Services Officer, Qatar Career Development Centre, speaks at the opening of the Career Ambassadors Program.

The Peninsula

Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has launched the latest edition of its Career Ambassadors Program. The initiative aims to raise awareness among Qatari youth of career development, promote a culture of initiative-taking, and equip students with the necessary skills to enable them to choose appropriate academic and career paths.

The third edition of the programme targets secondary school students with the goal of providing a supportive environment for youth, though this time using a different approach that aims to empower students through the implementation of skills they have theoretically acquired.

Shaheen Al Sulaiti, Senior Career Programs and Services Officer, QCDC, explained that the centre has communicated with a number of students who participated in its previous programmes and invited them to join the latest edition of the initiative. 

“Students were instructed to form three sub-groups: the media team, the management team, and the activities team. These students will act as QCDC’s ambassadors at their schools, where they will be responsible for sharing the knowledge they have acquired with other students by organising and engaging their colleagues in a range of activities, events, and workshops,” Al Sulaiti said.

“QCDC will guide students during the planning, preparation, and implementation phases, while, in turn, the students will support the centre’s efforts in implementing its various activities and programmes at schools across Qatar in a bid to enrich their learning experience. This comprehensive strategy will enable students to acquire practical life skills and become acquainted with the concepts of teamwork and responsibility.”

QCDC will also organise monthly student meetings and activities such as workshops, networking activities, and training programmes among other events aimed at inspiring students to plan similar activities for their colleagues. Throughout the programme, which runs to the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, QCDC will provide students with the technical training they need to organise activities and present workshops.

Upon completing the programme, QCDC will award students three certificates including a certificate of completion of the Career Ambassadors Programme, a certificate of participation in QCDC’s year-long activities, and a certificate of completion of community service for students who dedicate a specific number of hours to organising activities at their respective schools.

The Career Ambassadors Programme is one of several year-long initiatives undertaken by QCDC, which aims to help Qatari youth make informed decisions that reflect positively on their career and academic futures.