QC Education Committee, Silatech work to boost local employment in Qatar

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The meeting tried to devise mechanisms taking into account private education’s contribution to the implementation of Silatech’s initiatives of empowering and employing those born and educated in Qatar, or those born to Qatari women
By Maneesh Bakshi

Chairperson of Qatar Chamber’s Education Committee Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Twar al Kuwari, who also happens to be Qatar Chamber’s (QC) First Vice-Chairman, held a meeting with Silatech officials to adopt initiatives to boost employment for local manpower in Qatar.

Qatar’s Silatech is an international social development nonprofit non-governmental organisation that connects youth wherever they are for providing job opportunities as well as enabling resources for them to establish and sustain successful enterprises by providing innovative solutions with the help of their local partners.

The meeting, which was co-chaired by Silatech’s CEO Hassan Al Mulla, touched upon various points leading to enhancing cooperation and partnership between the two parties so as to pool up the resources and develop initiatives to generate opportunities of employment for locally available Qatari residents. The meeting tried to devise mechanisms taking into account private education’s contribution to the implementation of Silatech’s initiatives of empowering and employing those born and educated in Qatar, or those born to Qatari women.

The mechanism discussed during the meeting also entails providing certain privileges in employment or setting up projects of their own to those residents of Qatar who are born and educated here or are children of Qatari women.

Addressing the meeting, Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari said, “By supporting residents who are born and educated in Qatar and by providing them some privileges in employment will not only help generate local employment but also greatly benefit the private sector in Qatar on the whole.”

He also said, “Such initiatives will not only encourage locally available trained manpower in seeking employment opportunities but will also help companies by cutting on their recruitment costs of getting employees from outside Qatar.”

Moreover, the implementation of such mechanisms will generate new employment opportunities as well, as it will support individuals who already own projects to expand their capabilities and projects respectively.

Hassan Al Mulla

Hassan Al Mulla also welcomed this initiative, which, according to him, will be the beginning of a strategic partnership between Qatar Chamber and Silatech.

He also stressed that the draft project of QC Education Committee’s Project Team for recruiting Qatar-born residents is compatible with the same project that is being prepared by Silatech.

Al Mulla indicated that this initiative stems from the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to balance economic, environmental, and societal growth for all residents of Qatar by investing in them and ensuring the provision of care, attention, and justice to all residents.

“Silatech is currently communicating with relevant actors and concerned authorities in Qatar in order to set the basic frameworks for the initiative and its mechanisms, and to bring partners in preparation for launching the initiative,” Al Mulla said.

The initiative is part of the project developed by the QC Education Committee’s Projects Team, headed by Fatima Ghanem Al Kubaisi. The initiative is part of Silatech’s strategy aiming to provide 5 million jobs for youths.

Until now, Silatech has successfully provided 2 million jobs to youth in Africa and the Middle East in countries such as Palestine, Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia.

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