Last spring our academic partner campus in Canada, College of the North Atlantic (CNA), announced that it had received authority to offer degree programming. Since this also provided CNA-Q the opportunity to offer degrees, we were overwhelmed with a positive response and interest in the possibility of offering degrees at CNA-Q. I would like to thank you for your interest in, and support of, degree programming at CNA-Q, and I would like take this opportunity to update you on the progress of this initiative.
In response to your interest, over the past year CNA-Q has committed personnel and resources to exploring the development and approval components of the process for offering degrees. During this time, there was also a transition from our previous Joint Oversight Board to a new Board of Trustees. After the first meeting of the Board of Trustees recently, it was decided to take a more expansive, innovative and strategic approach to planning at CNA-Q. Our goal is to implement the recommendations of CNA-Q's new Services Agreement while continuing to carve our niche as a transformative Centre for Excellence for technical and vocational training in Qatar.