Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), founded by Qatar Foundation (QF), and Renad Academy, a member of QF, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the successful pilot phase of the "WeGrow" program into a mainstay collaborative program between the two organizations.

Originally launched as a pilot, the "WeGrow" program is designed to enhance the employability and career prospects of students with learning difficulties, particularly students with autism from Renad Academy, QCDC said in a press release Monday.

The program provides tailored support, skill development training, and hands-on opportunities to enable students to enter the workforce successfully, it added.

Director of QCDC Abdulla Al Mansoori, and Director of Renad Academy Matthew Campion officially signed the MoU at Renad

Meanwhile, Director of QCDC Abdulla Al Mansoori expressed his enthusiasm about the MoU, stating, "The success of the pilot phase of the 'WeGrow' program has demonstrated the positive impact it can have on students with learning difficulties."

Al Mansoori added, "This MoU marks the beginning of a new chapter and a step forward. By working together with Renad Academy and our strategic partners, we can expand the program's reach and impact, empower more students, and make a real difference in their lives, opening doors to new opportunities and pathways to success."

Matthew Campion, Director of Renad Academy, also expressed his delight with the successful pilot of the "WeGrow" program, stating, "We greatly appreciate our collaboration with and support from QCDC and the signing of the MoU will ensure that all students will have the opportunity in the future to engage in meaningful work-based placements and experiences. One of the most significant outcomes of the pilot program was that the approach was personalized for each student."

The expanded "WeGrow" program will continue to focus on its key objectives, including providing students with a comprehensive skill set, raising awareness about the capabilities of individuals with learning difficulties, helping students identify suitable career paths, and creating partnerships to support students in their career development journeys.
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