The Centre of Continuing Education at Qatar University (QU) launched yesterday the 23rd Meeting of the Deans of Deanships, Colleges and Community Service Centres in the GCC region.
The objective is to explore collaboration opportunities to develop methods of continuing education and community service due to the changes that occur in the educational and technological framework at the global and local level.
The 2-day event involves over 30 deans and directors of community service and continuing education centres in the GCC region. They shared their ideas and experiences on a wide range of issues related to continuing education and community service.
The opening ceremony was attended by QU vice president for administration and financial affairs Dr Khalid al-Khater, QU vice president for student affairs Dr Khalid al-Khanji, CCE director Dr Rajab Abdulla al-Esmail, among others.
The event included over 20 presentations on the experiences and expertise of the universities in the GCC region. Each institution suggested a programme or a session in areas of community service, continuing education, and skills and resources development that can be applied in the GCC universities.
Dr al-Khater noted the importance of implementing the recommendations and suggestions that emanated from the 22nd Meeting of the Deans of Deanships, Colleges and Community Service Centres in the GCC.
“This meeting contributes to showcasing the experiences of universities in the GCC region in the field of continuing education and community service. It aligns with Qatar University’s commitment to drive forward the spirit of continuing education and community service in the wider community. We look forward to the recommendations that will emerge from the meeting’s sessions.”
Dr al-Esmail said continuing education includes any education or training after university and educational activities that provide the members of community with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and develop their skills.
“In this regard, the requirements of the labour market are not limited to university education. They also cover the development of personal and professional skills such as teamwork and communication, organisational and planning skills.”
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