As illustrated in the above section, the 2016 platform’s recommendations and post-platform implementation actions strongly indicated that while some achievements have been made, more effort needs to be invested through increasing synergies in order to move forward. As such, and in as much as the platform focuses on the education, training, labor market, information and communication technology components of career guidance, this year’s platform is explicitly designed for active engagement of key Qatari institutions involved in such areas of specialization. Also, other stakeholders like independent career guidance institutions and researchers, students, parents of school students, regional/international career development oriented organizations like Namaa, Injaz-Qatar, and Silatec will be active platform participants.

Examples of such stakeholder institutions include Ministry Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Family Affairs, Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, Ministry of Communications and Transport, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth, Qatar University, Qatar Foundation’s Education City, Qatar Community College, College of the North Atlantic in Qatar, Private sector’s Education and Training Institutions, National Talent Development Committees in institutions like Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Petroleum and its subsidiaries, Ooredoo, Sidra, Heritage and Legacy and Qatar Airways.

Therefore, representatives of those stakeholder institutions operating in public, private and mixed-sectors of the Qatari economy will be invited as active participants. Based on their relevant experience and expertise, all participants will be distributed into three types of breakout sessions including: