24 Nov 2019

QCDC’s Exclusive Program Graduates New Cohort


Forty-five participants have graduated from the regionally exclusive Career Advisor Training Course held by Qatar Career Development Center, representing the 8th and 9th batches of the program.




Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC) – a member of Qatar Foundation – awarded certificates to all the graduates who recently completed the program that was delivered separately in both Arabic and English, at Education City. The Arabic sessions were attended by 25 participants, while the English edition had 20 participants.

“Today marks a new milestone with the graduation of these batches, bringing the total number of graduates to 155 professionals, who have acquired the knowledge and skills to offer career guidance to students and youth across Qatar,” said Mr. Abdulla Al-Mansoori, Director, QCDC.

“We are committed to supporting and guiding youth into choosing the most appropriate career paths. We will continue our efforts to advance our objectives by working hand in hand with our students, who will carry the torch of Qatar’s development.”

The program was offered in collaboration with Kuder Inc., a world leader in career planning services and brought together public and private sector employees, as well as representatives from educational institutions in Qatar.

Mr. Musaad Saeed Al-Hajjaji, a human development consultant and media advisor at Alafdalia Training and Consulting Center was one of the participants in the program.

“I participated in the program to expand my experience and exchange expertise with those interested in this field,” he said. “The program is accredited and the lecture delivered by Mr. Khalifa Al Yafei, was one of the best I have attended. Additionally, the organization of the event was outstanding.”

Lecturers included Mr. Khalifa Al Yafei, a certified career counselor with extensive experience in the field of higher education; Mrs. Anita Abraham, a Professional Development Specialist of Science at the National Center for Educational Development, College of Education, Qatar University, with more than 25 years of experience in the field of education; and Mrs. Susanna Mascarenhas, a Professional Development Specialist at the National Center for Educational Development, College of Education, Qatar University.

Al Yafei said the program offered participants high-quality training and the opportunity to gain insight into the theoretical and practical aspects of career guidance.

“Participants also learned how to design and implement career guidance programs targeting the country’s various segments. We thank QCDC for organizing and organizing this course,” Al Yafei added.

Ahmed Al Malki, a participant in the program working at Qatar National Library, said he joined the CATC to develop his skills in the career guidance field to be able to better assist students.

“Due to the nature of my work, I am highly engaged with the youth,” Al Malki said. “I intend to apply what I have learned in this program to young people who need to choose their career paths. The program provided us with extensive information about identifying the appropriate careers and specialties for these students. We thank QCDC for providing such useful programs.”

QCDC had initially organized an Introductory Career Advisory Course that familiarized participants with the basics of career guidance and advising, and created awareness on the role played by career counselors. And 65 participants took part in this course, which also introduced them to the basics of the CATC.