College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) graduated its largest class, with 559 students crossing the stage its 15th Graduation Ceremony, Thursday evening at Qatar National Convention Centre.
The ceremony was held under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior for the State of Qatar.
In attendance were: H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, The State of Qatar; H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Former Minister of Energy and Industry and Chair of the CNA-Q Board of Trustees; H.E. Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs; and members of CNA-Q’s Board of Trustees.
Students graduated from over 35 programs, which are each tailored to the needs of Qatar’s economy. The number of graduates in each discipline include: 150 from Business Studies, 172 from Engineering Technology, 93 from Health Science, 60 from Information Technology programs and 84 in the Technician Certificate Program.
“It is a profound success for the College to celebrate the milestone of its largest class at the 15th Graduation Ceremony,” said College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, President, Dr. Khalifa bin Nasser Al Khalifa. “We are so pleased to see strong, capable graduates enter the Qatari workforce year after year. As a national college, these graduates are the reason we are here – to continue to offer a high-quality technical and vocational education. Our graduates are shining examples of the potential and capability of this great nation. As the future leaders, with the credentials they receive tonight, these students will become the leaders that Qatar has envisioned in the National Vision 2030.”
Graduates were extended congratulations on their academic accomplishments by H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Chair of CNA-Q’s Board of Trustees: “CNA-Q has equipped graduates with knowledge, skills, and competences, in addition to self-confidence, for taking responsibility and independence in the decision making to become active players in Qatar’s evolving labour market. Today I am talking to you, graduates, as you move forward into the next chapter of your lives, starting your journey, and as you venture into the workforce or pursue additional higher education. No matter what choice you make, I have confidence that you will make significant impact wherever you go.”