Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC), member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, announced the launch of the third edition of the Career Guidance Stakeholders Platform on Jan.18. The Director of Qatar career Development Center (QCDC) Abdullah al-Mansoori said: "In the framework of these efforts, we are holding the third edition of the Career Guidance Stakeholders Platform, on January 18, titled 'Accelerating Human Capital Development through career Guidance under the QNV 2030', in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Project Office for Qatar, and Qatar Foundation (QF)'s Higher Education Division."
Al-Mansoori added: "In this year's platform, we look forward to building on the success of the previous edition, with the aim of continuing our sincere endeavours toward addressing practical and strategic issues and devising career guidance policies and strategies in Qatar. This will certainly support young people in achieving their aspirations, both professionally and personally, as well as enhance their active participation in the Nations growth and progress."
Al-Mansoori stressed that the meeting will also focus on enhancing the transition of people with disabilities from secondary education to the real working life via a structured career management skills framework. Additionally, it will examine processes for streamlining and strengthening the provision of K-12 career guidance in schools, al-Mansoori pointed out.
The platform will also explore ways to boost the employability of higher education graduates, who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Al-Mansoori further stated that the platform will work towards "collecting data to address current skills gaps or obsolete skills, as well as emergent future demands to effectively support adult workforce transitioning and upskilling."