Continuing and Professional Education at UDST held a certificate distribution ceremony for the Public Works Authority’s (Ashghal) staff following the completion of a 14-week training programme on administrative development.

Present at the ceremony were Dr Rachid Benlamri, vice president, academics at UDST, Hamad Abdulla AlKuwari, director of CPE (Continuing and Professional Education), Dr Abdulla Ali S A Albehaih, assistant HR manager at Ashghal, as well as, members of the university’s faculty and staff.

The Continuing and Professional Education Directorate has tailored the training programme and courses based on the administrative needs of Ashghal. The programme consisted of four modules: workplace professionalism, computer applications, Microsoft Excel and General English. The training provided the staff with theoretical knowledge and applied skills related to communication, business etiquette, time management, customer service, business meetings, office management, relationship building and more.

The programme's success is underscored by Ashghal's commitment, now enrolling its fourth cohort with CPE. This year, the curriculum has been enhanced to include vital contemporary themes like emotional intelligence, cyber security and artificial intelligence.

Dr Salem Al-Naemi, president of UDST said: “As an applied university, our commitment does not end at graduation; we endeavour to provide organisations and individuals with continuing educational and professional growth opportunities. Our tailored training solutions cater to the diverse developmental needs of professionals in both the public and private sectors, ensuring flexibility and tangible benefits."

AlKuwari, said: “Today marks a celebration of our fruitful partnership with Ashghal. CPE has equipped Ashghal's administrative staff with essential skills, knowledge, and the capability to apply practical wisdom within their workplace. Through strategic alliances with esteemed educational institutions worldwide, we deliver internationally acclaimed programmes, empowering professionals in Qatar to compete on both national and global stages. To our trained professionals, we extend our heartfelt wishes for success and we look forward to future collaboration opportunities."