Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC), founded by QF, has unveiled its 2023 annual report titled ‘Towards Future Horizons, Embracing Success.’

The report highlights a year of remarkable achievements marked by impactful initiatives, significant growth, and firm commitment to empowering Qatar's youth, in alignment with national efforts to transform Qatar into a knowledge-based economy.

“2023 was a year of important milestones,” says Abdulla Ahmed al-Mansoori, director of QCDC. “We focused on fostering a more inclusive career landscape by building an environment that embraces diversity and empowers individuals with learning difficulties.”

The report showcases QCDC’s achievements in 2023. Through 19 innovative career programmes and initiatives tailored to empower both students and career practitioners, QCDC has enriched the experiences of more than 518 career counsellors and advisers, as well as 4,890 students, through knowledge transfer and training.

Preparing and educating career practitioners is a testimony to the “great emphasis on upskilling and reskilling, given the rapid changes brought about by the digital revolution and other major changes in the dynamic labour market,” says al-Mansoori.

QCDC remains at the forefront of digitalisation by offering a suite of digital services, including the highly acclaimed Career Advising System, which boasts a user base exceeding 30,000 students.

Additionally, QCDC caters to its extensive online community of 164,000 website visitors by providing a wealth of valuable online resources.

The report highlights how QCDC equips parents and principals with the necessary skills to guide their children and students effectively. This commitment is evidenced by the enthusiastic participation of 2,292 parents and principals in QCDC's Career Advising System workshops.

The 14th edition of the Career Guide magazine is one of many examples of QCDC extensive list of publications. The Career Guide, QCDC’s flagship publication is widely circulated to shape career awareness and promote career development culture in Qatar. Reaching 80,000 readers, the magazine features expert insights, high-profile interviews, and practical career guidance.
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