Qatar launches Josoor Institute
Doha, December 12, 2013
Qatar has launched a new education and training facilities centre 'Josoor Institute,' aimed at training people for the hosting of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
After the training, these individuals will acquire vast knowledge to deliver large-scale sporting and non-sporting events across the region even after 2022, it said.
It will teach courses on a range of topics from running major events and the business of football to creating a culture of volunteering, combining classroom-based theory with practical training in a variety of way, said a statement from Josoor.
Practical training will include outreach days; short courses targeted at professionals who wish to develop new skills; and programme pathways, a range of professional certificate and diplomas poviding both academic and work-based experience, it added.
These courses aim to prepare graduates for managerial and leadership positions in the sports and event industries.
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 firmly believe that access to education and enabling the transfer of knowledge are key to the advancement of societies across the Middle East.”
The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee is a founding partner of the institute and is working alongside some of the world’s leading universities, marketing agencies, media outlets and events and sports management companies to develop and deliver the programmes and courses, he added.
More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend in the first full operational year beginning in October 2014.
In the first quarter of 2014, the Josoor Institute will host a series of invitation-only short courses. - TradeArabia News Service