Qatar plans new centre to train key World Cup 2022 staff

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee.

Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee.

Qatar is planning to set up a new centre of excellence to train many of the people who will play a key role in making the Qatar 2022 World Cup a success.

The Josoor Institute, which is designed to give world-class education and training facilities to the people of Qatar, the Middle East and North Africa, was unveiled by Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee.

He said the Josoor Institute will play a big part in the preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and beyond.

It will teach courses on a range of topics from running major events and the business of football to creating a culture of volunteering.

Courses at the Josoor Institute will combine classroom-based theory with practical learning.

More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend the Josoor Institute in the first full operational year beginning in October 2014. Georgetown University is working with the Institute to provide an academic framework and endorsement for coursework.

Courses will be delivered by leading specialists in their field, ranging from a former chief executive of the Premier League, to those responsible for delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Rugby World Cup.

Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali, Minister of Youth and Sport, said: "Increasing educational opportunities is central to Qatar's achieving the ambitious goals set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030. We in Qatar firmly believe that access to education and enabling the transfer of knowledge are key to the advancement of societies across the Middle East.

"We believe that learning inspires young people and provides a clear means to improve their lives. That is why we aim to make sport a way of life in Qatar.

"I am certain that the Josoor Institute will play an important role in Qatar, by preparing Qatari youth to assist in our great nation's hosting of a truly amazing 2022 FIFA World Cup."

Al Thawadi added: "The next eight years and beyond are an exciting time for our region and I believe that the Josoor Institute will play a key role in establishing us as pioneers in these industries."

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

Posted by: Anon

One assumes this will be staffed mainly by expatriates.

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Educating business minds

Educating business minds

University of Wollongong is one of a number of institutions helping...

Back to school

Back to school

The Gulf governments are upping spending on education – but more...

The world's most influential Arabs: Power defined

The world's most influential Arabs: Power defined

Putting together a list of the world’s most powerful Arabs is...

Most Discussed
  • 24
    World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

    Tolerance has its limits everywhere including Dubai and those who considered Dubai a lawless circus were held accountable...so thank you Dubai authorities... more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51 PM - Khalil
  • 23
    Baby NOT on board?

    Some of you cry babies need to get your own personal apartments on the plane ! You cry more then the babies I have seen in my travels. LOL more

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:10 AM - Jim
  • 21
    Israel “must be punished” over Gaza, says Dubai police chief

    This high moral ground that Mick is talking abt sound very familiar. May I remind Mick that the US & its British ally alone killed over 1 million innocent... more

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 4:12 PM - Mathew