CNA-Q Celebrates Graduates in Virtual Ceremony


College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) held a spectacular virtual graduation ceremony for 453 students on Wednesday. The ceremony was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education. It was CNA-Q’s 16th graduation ceremony.

Students graduated from over 35 programs, which are each tailored to the needs of Qatar’s economy. The number of graduates in each discipline includes 232 from Business Management and Information Technology, 187 from Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, and 34 from Health Sciences. “You have proven your ability and determination to achieve your goals through reaching what you have been seeking for many years, which culminated in your obtaining degrees and graduation certificates under exceptional circumstances imposed on us by the Coronavirus pandemic,” said the minister. “It is with a great sense of pride that I watched these students celebrate their success,” said College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, President, Dr. Khalifa bin Nasser Al Khalifa. “It has not been an easy time these past few months, but these students remained focused, and persevered, and rose to the challenge. This lesson will serve them well in the years ahead. These students will become the leaders that Qatar has envisioned in the National Vision 2030.” Thousands of people watched on the official CNA-Q YouTube channel as elated students appeared on screen, dressed in their graduation regalia. The event included congratulatory messages and well wishes from CNA-Q alumni and instructors. Graduates were also extended congratulations on their academic accomplishments by H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education.

“I congratulate you on your success, and am hopeful for a bright future for you, and that your distinguished path and experience contribute to enhancing your contribution to building and elevating this country that gave you so much.” Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Chair of CNA-Q’s Board of Trustees: “Graduates, you are ready for the future. CNA-Q has equipped you with the knowledge, and skills you will need to make Qatar a leader. I am confident you will make a significant impact on the world, based on the teachings of CNA-Q.” CNA-Q opened in 2002 after a world-wide search to bring the best technical and vocational training to the State of Qatar, in support of the booming energy and industry sector. CNA-Q has graduated over 5000 students from more than 35 certificate and diploma programs tailored to meet the needs of Qatar’s growing and changing economy, in the fields of: Business Management and Information Technology, Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades and Health Sciences. All programs follow the Canadian curriculum, and are developed with input from local industry and business stakeholders, and are taught by international instructors with extensive industry experience.