Students with Functional Limitations to Benefit from New QCDC-Mada Services

Collaboration highlights role of digital access in empowering various sections of society

Students with functional limitations will now be able to get better access to education through new services in information and communication technology (ICT) provided by Qatar Foundation’s Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) and MADA Center.

In a recently announced partnership, QCDC and MADA Center will work together to develop career education, and development services by promoting counseling and capacity building in the career guidance field.

The aim of this collaboration is to promote digital inclusiveness and build a digital community for people with functional limitations, including those with disabilities. It will seek to empower and help students with disabilities in identifying their goals beyond the education phase so that they can develop their skills, as well as, raise community awareness about the role of digital access in empowering and integrating people with disabilities into the society.

“The signing of this agreement falls in line with QCDC’s objectives to instill a career culture among members of the Qatari community through awareness building programs and platforms, the implementation of effective career policies, and by cooperating with concerned authorities in Qatar in order to develop the educational system through career guidance tools and professional technological services,” Mr. Abdulla Al-Mansoori, Director, QCDC said.

Under this agreement, digital accreditation will be granted to a number of QCDC digital platforms, most notably QCDC’s website.

The agreement will also enable the provision of training on best practices in the job-access project, as well as comprehensive vocational and career education and development guidance for people with disabilities.

Accreditation of 10 counseling specialists who provide career guidance for people with functional limitations will be also tasked under this agreement.

The signing ceremony took place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at MADA Center’s booth at the Qatar Information Technology Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM), which is currently taking place at the Qatar National Convention Centre. The event was attended by Mr. Abdulla Al-Mansoori and Ms. Maha Al-Mansouri, CEO, MADA Center, along with officials from both parties.