QFC starts program for students with hearing disabilities

Middle East, January 26 2017

DOHA: The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA), in association with the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), has concluded a special program that offered high school graduates with hearing disabilities tailored courses to prepare them for the workforce.

The course ran for eight weeks with students attending four weekly sessions for duration of four hours each.

Students who successfully completed the programme will be presented with QFCA and QFBA certificates at a special graduation ceremony scheduled for next month.

The program focused on ensuring that students with hearing disabilities were given equal access to and an equal opportunity at higher education programs and services to better equip them for life after graduation and to ease their transition to the workforce.

During the eight-week course, the students attended classes on personal planning, creative thinking, general management, social media marketing, career excellence, communication skills and stress and time management.

“This programme was the first of its kind in the region and highlights on the importance of inclusion and accessibility for all members of the community.

These students are now better equipped for the workforce and now have a better opportunity at providing their knowledge and expertise to drive the private and public sectors in Qatar,” according to Fahad Zainal, adviser to the chief executive’s office, at the QFCA.

Source: gulf times

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