Qatar career fair opens registration for career Advisor Training Course

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Published April 5th, 2016 - 06:13 GMT
During the event
During the event

Registration for the second edition of Qatar Career Fair’s (QCF) Career Advisor Training Course (CATC) is now open. Launched in 2015, it is the first specialised programme of its kind to be offered for career advisors in Qatar and the Gulf region, and this year it is set to take place from 22nd – 26th May  2016.

Certified by Kuder, a world leader in career planning services, the QCF course aims to equip participants with essential career guidance and planning skills, as well as the necessary tools to assist youth along their career journeys.

Offered in both Arabic and English, the course is open to the public and will be especially useful for career advisors, academic and vocational counsellors, human resources personnel, professors, instructors, scholars, and parents who play a key role in their children’s career decisions.

Commenting, Mr Abdullah Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director of QCF, said: “We have attached a great deal of importance to this course because it will allow individuals to further their professional development. And it will offer in-depth knowledge of technology-based applications that can be used to enhance careers.”

“Educational institutions will also benefit from the programme; it will enable them to help students make better, more informed choices about their post-secondary majors. This in turn will increase productivity on the job and personal life satisfaction,” Al Mansoori added.

Additionally, throughout the duration of the course and six months thereafter, participants will have access to an online portal which will serve as a knowledge bank.

Dr Spencer Niles, who currently directs Kuder’s research programme and coordinates Kuder’s Research Review Board, will present the course along with Dr Mohammad Abul-Ola.

A distinguished professor and department head for Educational Psychology, Counselling, and Special Education, Dr Niles currently serves as the director of the Center for the Study of Career Development and Public Policy at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr Mohammad Abul-Ola is general manager of Integral Training & Development, a specialised firm that operates in training, learning, knowledge, and education fields. He holds a PhD from the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the School of Management at Leicester University in the UK and has over 18 years of professional experience. Over the last four years, Mr Abul-Ola’s research has focused on the sociology of work, in particular the fields of transition from school-to-work, education-industry partnerships, and career advisory and guidance.

Furthermore, those who register to take the Career Advisor Training Course will automatically be accepted into the Introductory Career Advisory Course, which will be hosted by QCF on Thursday, 28th April, at the Education City Clubhouse. The one-day intensive training session, which is accredited by the Association of Career Professionals International (ACP International), aims to equip counsellors and career advisors with the necessary skills and advisory methods to enable them to provide effective academic and career  guidance.

QCF is a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), and, the course which aims to empower the Qatari youth, reflects QCF’s commitment to supporting QF in its mission to unlock human potential and promote a knowledge-based economy.

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Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

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