Apr 03, 2018



Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) and Awsaj Academy, both members of Qatar Foundation, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing the delivery of career guidance services at Awsaj Academy.

The MoU, which was signed on the sidelines of QCDC’s Career Guidance Stakeholders Platform 2018, will contribute to the efforts aimed at instilling a career guidance culture within Qatar’s socioeconomic fabric.

QCDC has tailored the initiative to students who are eager to learn outside the classroom. The program will unfold in two stages: the pilot phase, designed for the remainder of the 2018 academic year, will bring together 20 senior students from the Awsaj Prime program – launched in February 2015 as Qatar’s first blended learning program; while the second phase is planned for the next academic year 2018-2019, and will target more students.

QCDC will work with Awsaj Academy on enhancing its delivery of career guidance services through a four-step process that falls in line with the best international practices and adapts specially selected models into the local context in a bid to help guide youth into making informed choices about their future. The initiative will also create more opportunities for students and graduates to grow their skills, reshape society’s approach to education and learning, and establish local career ecosystems that work.

Awsaj Academy is a K-12 specialized school that addresses the needs of students with mild to moderate learning challenges. Awsaj Academy is the only school of its kind in Qatar and one of only a handful of schools dedicated to working with students who have demonstrated aptitude in certain areas while facing academic challenges in others.