Ministry of Sports and Youth and Qatar Career Development Center launch the Second Edition of “Get Ready” Program

Ministry of Sports and Youth and Qatar Career Development Center launch the Second Edition of “Get Ready” Program


Doha, Qatar – February 4, 2024 –The Ministry of Sports and Youth (MSY) and Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), founded by Qatar Foundation (QF), launched on Sunday the second edition of “Get Ready” program.

The program offers high school students comprehensive academic and career guidance. It is designed to introduce them to both local and international universities, as well as various scholarship opportunities. Moreover, it trains them on how to build professional networks and capabilities, empowering them to select a suitable major and secure career opportunities that align with their interests, skills, and the future job market’s requirements. Its ultimate goal is to positively impact their future, enabling them to achieve their goals with confidence and competence.

Training sessions take place daily until February 8, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Multaqa (Education City Student Center) under the supervision of MSY’s Youth Development and Affairs Departments and QCDC’s experts.

Commenting on the launch of the second edition, Saad Al-Kharji, Career Programs and Services Manager at QCDC, said: “Facilitating a seamless transition from secondary education to university is of utmost importance for comprehensive development and future success of our youth. This program is a strategic initiative in this regard, enabling students to navigate this critical phase of their academic lives with confidence; as informed academic decisions that align with students’ interests, capabilities, and inclinations lay the foundation for a successful career life.

“Get Ready is the result of collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Sports and Youth and QCDC, and it reflects the commitment of both parties to benefit from cooperation opportunities and partnerships with various governmental and private entities, contributing to our goal of providing career guidance and development for the youth in the state, fostering career culture, and serving the local community”, Al-Kharji added.

Mr. Fawaz Al-Musaifiri, Director of Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Sports and Youth, emphasized the significance of this partnership and the implemented program, confirming the importance of the “Get Ready” program in empowering Qatari youth: “It aims to enhance their capabilities in line with the vision and strategic goals of the Ministry of Sports and Youth, fostering active and responsible youth with a strong national sense.”


This program is a contribution from the Ministry of Sports and Youth to raise awareness among youth about the importance of informed academic decision-making in preparing them to become active and responsible contributors in their communities.

The training program covers a wider range of key areas that are essential for academic and career development.  These areas include self-discovery, work values, resume writing, introduction to international and local universities, scholarships, building networking skills, and utilizing artificial intelligence tools for academic and career development.

The week-long program will conclude with individual consultation sessions with professional counselors, where participants will utilize QCDC’s electronic Career Advising System, developed in collaboration with the leading U.S. career development incorporation, “Kuder”. The system provides a variety of self-assessment and personality analysis tools to help participants plan their careers.

“Get Ready” program aligns with Qatar’s efforts to in establishing a globally competitive education system, enhance its pioneering role in the region, and achieving top international indicators in educational quality.

This aligns with the MSY’s focus on uplifting Qatari youth, fostering their capabilities, and highlighting their role in fulfilling their duties. The program aims to equip students and graduates with new skills needed for their transition to university life, guiding them to choose a study specialization that aligns with their individual capabilities and introducing them to available career opportunities that match their academic achievements.