‘Little Employee’ initiative; Registration for the third iteration opened
02 Feb 2023News
Registration for the third iteration of its ‘Little Employee’ initiative, a programme designed to provide children with immersive hands-on experience of a real-life workplace, has been opened by Qatar Career Development. This programme intends to encourage them to think about their professional interests and future career paths in a fun and engaging way. The third edition of the initiative by Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), will provide students aged between 7 and 15 with practical experience to learn what working life is really like, by accompanying a parent or relative to their workplace and assisting them in their duties.
This year’s edition is promising to be the biggest, most inclusive, and most flexible edition since the initiative launched in 2021, as registration will be open to participants from Qatar and around the world, and parents will have the chance to take their kids to work on the day that best fits their work schedule and company regulations between February 19 and May 19.
Parents will have the opportunity to host their children at work and participate with them in the various activities designed to encourage open discussion about their academic and career goals, and to empower them to plan their career path early on. The initiative is highly flexible in regards to time and implementation and employs a unique approach to achieving its goals.
The initiative has been designed to encourage early conversations between parents and their children about their future academic and career goals, which is a vital factor in the career development of students.
Abdulla Al Mansoori, QCDC Director, said: “The ‘Little Employee’ initiative is a testament to the importance and necessity of programmes that can foster a career-driven mindset in students. This aligns with our mission to empower parents in shaping their children’s career identity and underscores our belief in the instrumental role parents play in this endeavour.”
A number of Qatar’s most prominent organizations joined the initiative last year and demonstrated enormous support for its goals. They included Qatar Red Crescent Society, Qatar Charity, Qatar News Agency, Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute, and more.