Qatar University (QU) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Louis Berger Egis Rail Joint Venture to provide young students with mentoring, internships and training programmes to enhance their potential and create opportunities for their career advancement.
The MoU was signed by QU’s vice president for academic affairs Dr Omar al-Ansari, Louis Berger senior vice president and managing director (Middle East North Africa) Belal Deiranieh and Qatar Egis country manager Alexandre Busson, in the presence of French ambassador Eric Chevallier, officials from QU, Louis Berger and Egis Rail, and representatives from the US embassy in Qatar.
The MoU aims to strengthen the collaborative relationship between QU and Louis Berger Egis Rail Joint Venture, providing a foundation to fulfil the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 such as the development and sustainability of the society and economy.
The terms of the MoU include collaboration between QU and Louis Berger Egis Rail Joint Venture on the exchange of experiences and information including publications, periodicals, studies, statistics and data, as well as the organisation of studies, conferences, meetings and training.
In his remarks, Dr al-Ansari said: “QU is committed to fostering links with the various sectors of society and to keep abreast of the various needs of the labour market. This helps the university to establish a clearer vision when developing strategic plans related to its colleges and academic programmes in line with its role to equip the labour market with high professional competencies who will contribute to the fulfilment of the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Ambassador Chevallier said: “France is strongly committed to human capital development in Qatar. This MoU is a new demonstration of it. And there will be others.”
Deiranieh said: “The principal aim of the MoU is to recruit and develop Qatar University’s graduates and students by placing them into development roles on transportation projects. By way of on-the-job training, the graduates and students will experience actual construction and project delivery, a great opportunity for young minds to relate classroom education with practical experience. In addition to the learning aspect, the opportunity will provide Qatari students and graduates the opportunity to contribute to their country’s growth.”
Busson said: “Egis Rail believes that the signing of this MoU will strengthen the collaboration between Egis Rail and QU to provide new opportunities for Qatari graduates to contribute to fulfilling the goals set by Qatar National Vision 2030. This MoU sets out the grounds of the professional collaboration between the parties and the students, which will result in specialised and sophisticated programmes to facilitate the placement of QU’s graduates and engineering graduates into roles in Qatar.”
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