(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
To ensure that students and professionals in Qatar get access to top-notch career guidance services, Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), is launching the second edition of its Facilitating Career Development (FCD) training programme.
FCD is a unique programme that provides aspiring career professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to further their careers, a press statement noted.
The training will be delivered by QCDC's National Career Development Association (NCDA) certified instructor Dr Hamda al-Naimi. Citizens and residents of Qatar, GCC and Mena countries with varying levels of education and experience in the field of career guidance and providing career development advice in any capacity are invited to participate in the programme. Individuals who are interested in exploring career guidance as a profession are also encouraged to apply, regardless of their level of expertise.
Commenting on the significance of the programme, QCDC director Abdulla al-Mansoori said:“Initiatives like the FCD training programme are much needed and reflect our commitment to helping Qatar meet the national human development outcomes outlined in the national vision. Understanding the current and future needs of the market and devising effective strategies to meet them is crucial for any country's development and growth targets, and this programme aims to do exactly that.
“With this programme, we aim to develop a highly competent body of career service providers who can provide world-class career services across different sectors and age groups, ranging from school children to seasoned professionals. The success of the first edition of this programme is already tangible. Upon launching the second edition, we look forward to enabling career professionals in Qatar and the region to generate even more impact through their services. This training will not only enhance the participants' own capacity as career development facilitators but will in turn affect the clients they serve.”
Pascale al-Sabbagh, who participated in the previous edition of the programme, said:“The FCD training programme gave me the opportunity to gain relevant skills to build professional relations with my clients to better understand their needs, strengths, and goals. Moreover, this programme gave me the opportunity to explore working as a career services provider, alongside my current occupation in human resources, so as to help different people make better and well-researched career choices.”
Another participant said,“This programme was amazing, and the instructors made it even better. We benefited a lot from their knowledge, and they were very patient and persistent in their teaching, which helped us cover a lot of content in a short time. Our instructors made sure that we went through all the material and had a thorough grasp of the training and its applications. Attending this programme is one of the best professional development decisions I have made in my career of over 20 years.”
Upon completion, participants will be eligible to apply for two internationally recognised credentials, including the Certified Career Services Provider by NCDA and the Global Career Development Facilitator by the Centre for Credentialing and Education. They will also enjoy a one-year NCDA membership.
The training programme will be delivered virtually in English, from August 29 to November 28, with mandatory weekly meetings scheduled every Monday from 1-3pm. To take part in the training, those interested are requested register as soon as possible, as the seats are limited. Registration is only confirmed upon paying the registration fee of QR9,000.
To learn more about the FCD training, or to register, visit qcdc.org.qa or send an e-mail to [email protected]
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