(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Qatar Career Fair (QCF) opened its doors to hundreds of Qatari high school students from across Qatar this week, giving them the opportunity to tour the fair and learn more about the available support in choosing and developing a career, ahead of the flagship event opening later this year.
More than 290 Qatari students from 15 independent girls' schools took part in the Open Day at the Qatar Foundation Recreation Centre within Education City on Monday and heard presentations from QCF as well as the Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development and ict Qatar
According to Qatar Career Fair Director Abdulla Al Mansoori, the Open Day provided a wonderful taster of what is to come later this year
"By visiting the QCF Open Day, students have been given the opportunity to hone in on the important decisions concerning their careers that they will no doubt make in the not too distant future," he said
"QCF aims to support individuals make the right career choices through a number of initiatives and programs, and we are committed to ensuring they stay on track in order to reach their career aspirations," added Abdulla Al Mansoori
The Open Day for girls' Schools came after more than 280 Qatari students and 21 teachers from 16 independent boys' schools participated in the first part of QCF's Open Day on Sunday and met with a number of organisations including The Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), RasGas, Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, ict Qatar, Community College Qatar, Supreme Education Council, QDVC, and the Academic Bridge Program
Students were also treated to a sneak preview of the brand new element to the upcoming Fair - the 'Career Village'
The Career Village, introduced to QCF 2014 for the first time, will provide young Qataris with simulations of the workplace that represent various careers, including a simulation of an oil refinery
A total of 14 Qatari organisations from different sectors are represented in the Village, providing an opportunity for visitors to prepare for their future studies and the pursuit of the right career path.