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QU students benefit from Nasmou
Tribune News Network | Doha

FORTY male students from the colleges of Engineering (CENG) and Business and Economics (CBE) at Qatar University (QU) were engaged on a range of skills training activities during the third edition of the Nasmou programme.It was an initiative set up in collaboration with Occidental Petroleum Qatar (Oxy Qatar) and Silatech.

The four-day programme, held recently, followed the success of the two earlier editions offered in 2015 which engaged CENG male and female students, consecutively.Students benefitted from training workshops and other forums to equip them with necessary skills, competencies and mindset to ease their transition into the workplace and ultimately become the nations future leaders.

They were provided with leadership insights and issues such as emotional and cultural intelligence, teamwork, how to face challenges, as well as overcoming cultural boundaries and succeeding in a multicultural environment.Workshop themes included Setting the scene Understanding the type of leader we are and want to be; Introducing the challenge Using the challenge as a way to put your leadership skills into practice; Leading change Working as an effective team; and What next Developing a personal action plan.Fifteen senior executives and experts from partner organisations and related industries participated in the workshops and shared the challenges they faced in their careers, and their successes as leaders.An internship opportunity will be offered to selected students at Oxy Qatar to further develop their skills and apply the knowledge and techniques to real-life experiences.Commenting on the programme, CENG dean Dr Khalifa al Khalifa said: Participating in this programme encourages our students to achieve their personal and professional goals, in addition to giving them a strong footing to enter the labour market.This is in line with CENGs goals to develop Qatari engineers who can contribute to the objectives and values expressed in QNV 2030, he added.CBE dean Dr Nitham Hindi noted the programmes significance in preparing a generation of skilled and knowledgeable students to enter the job market and be more competitive in the domestic and international arena.

They are our creative leaders who will lead the future, he said.


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