(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education and College of the North Atlantic (CNA) in Canada have signed a new three-year service agreement which enables the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) to continue its role as Qatar's premier technical and vocational college.
The agreement was finalised at a formal signing ceremony at CNA-Q campus in Doha, with Minister of Education and Higher Education H E Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Ali Al Hammadi and Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, from the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
As per the agreement,CNA will continue to provide academic and vocational programs and services for CNA-Q for three years (2019-2022) in accordance with best technical and vocational practices; as well as providing support services for information systems for the benefit of CNA-Q.
In a press conference, the Minister of Education and Higher Education, expressed his pleasure in signing the agreement with CNA and appreciated the pioneering role that the College has played in Qatar since 2002. Today CNA-Q offers more than 30 academic technical and vocational programs to 2,600 full-time students.
'College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) has contributed to building the national capabilities of Qatar in the technical and vocational fields, especially in the field of engineering technology, business studies, information technology and health sciences, said the Minister.
Commenting on the renewal of the agreement, Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, the former Minister of Energy and Industry, and Chair of CNA-Q's Board of Trustees said: 'This partnership has successfully produced thousands of highly skilled, technically-competent graduates for Qatar's workforce who make daily contributions to the successful realization of Qatar National Vision 2030.
CNA-Q President Dr Khalifa Al Khalifa said: 'In our 17th academic year, we take great pride in the achievements of the College thus far. With the signing of this agreement, we start the next chapter, launching into new programs, building more educational capacity, and evolving with the changing needs of our students and industry stakeholders.