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Bedaya develops future oil and gas leaders

Qatar’s Bedaya Centre teams up with an oil and gas company to develop Qatari talent in the oil and gas industry.

Bedaya develops future oil and gas leaders

Entrepreneurship hub The Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development has held a training programme to develop Qatar’s future oil and gas leaders.

The eight-day programme took place in Doha for 23 Qatari interns from Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem), helping them adapt to their new work environment and develop their life and business skills.

Hamad Al Kubaisi, board member of the Bedaya Centre, said: “This is the second time we have cooperated with Q-Chem, as oil & gas is one of Qatar’s vital industrial sectors.

“Our programme helps to develop the skills of those who have recently entered the industry and prepares them to be the sector’s future leaders.”

Q-Chem general manager, Michael Zeglin, added: “This is part of Q-Chem’s ongoing efforts to support our commitment of Total Quality Qatarisation.”

The training was held at the Qatar Independent Technical School (QITS), and covered several key, youth-related areas such as career planning, handling staff personality differences and its influence on teamwork.

In addition to the career guidance sessions for all trainees, Bedaya Center’s workshops also covered the topics of time management, problem solving, effective communication, public speaking, leadership skills and how to make a positive change and set goals.

Speaking about his experience, Salem bin Saeed bin Norah, a Q-Chem trainee, said: “Bedaya Centre explained to me the best career choices that suit my interests and personality, and we were able to outline a work plan for the next stages in my career.”