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Posted On: 1 August 2010 04:09 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Facelift for job training centres

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DOHA: The Supreme Education Council has announced plans to develop vocational institutes here. The council will set standards for vocational training in coordination with the higher education institute, according to a local newspaper. The plan is aimed to help to integrate qualifications in technical and occupational fields and the facilities will be in tune with the international standards. Dr Aziza Al Saadi, Director, Office of Policy Analysis and Research at SEC said in the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Labour had recorded some 3,000 people educated up to secondary school level or less looking for a job. Hence the plan is to have alternative options to accommodate this segment of the youth, and prepare them to absorb into employment sector spurring the growth of the national economy. Vocational education can add value to the education system in Qatar, where the labour market does not necessarily require academic qualifications but needs skills and functional knowledge of the processes. “Employers today no longer look at the academic achievements of a person but they see if they are professionally qualified for technical areas of work,” she said.