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Shafallah Center students get training for govt jobs

Shafallah Center students get training for govt jobs

Tribune News Network
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) on Tuesday honoured student members of the Shafallah Center for Persons with Disabilities who successfully completely a three-month training programme.
The ceremony was attended by a number of officials from the MoCI and the Shafallah Center, along with department directors, heads of divisions and staff members.
“The recognition reflects the ministry’s belief in the important role that governmental and private institutions play in the rehabilitation, vocational training and economic empowerment of people with special needs. It is also in line with the MoCI’s efforts to support this group through agreements with a number of civil society organisations, which provide support for persons with disabilities in general and those with mental disabilities in particular. Since 2013, the ministry has been seeking to enhance this group’s access to training and employment opportunities similar to other members the Qatari community,” said a press statement from the MoCI.
The ceremony concluded with the distribution of certificates of appreciation to coordinators of the training programme from the MoCI and the Shafallah Center. Certificates of participation were also distributed to students who passed the programme.
Within the framework of the three-month training programme that kicked off last February, a number of student members of Shafallah Center were trained on performing office duties in addition to working within the ministry’s various departments in a bid to encourage them, enhance their abilities and equip them with the skills to access the labour market and find jobs that suit their potential and abilities.
Last October, the MoCI signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Shafallah Center to strengthen cooperation between the two sides to support people with disabilities and promote ethical values that guarantee their right to work.
Under the MoU, the ministry will train and rehabilitate a number of people with mental disabilities to perform in the work environment and prepare them assume positions in the public and private sectors in Qatar.


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