High school students across Qatar will have access to a new support package when making important choices regarding their career options in the highly competitive world of technology development and entrepreneurship. Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) and Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) – both members of Qatar Foundation (QF) – have come together to develop and launch “Meshkat” as a pilot program for high school students for the current academic year 2020-2021.

Three activities have been created under Meshkat: first, workshops targeting school students; second, academic clinics aimed at scholastic advisors; and third, an introductory seminar on the significance of and opportunities in entrepreneurship and technological innovations. This is along with a visit to explore QSTP’s facilities, to take place in accordance with the prevailing health and safety guidelines at the time.

Pilot workshops have been so far delivered in both Arabic and English languages in three schools: Qatar Technical High School, Ali bin Jassim High Schools and Qatar Academy for Science and Technology School.

The project aims to engage students through virtual and digital platforms and, via field trips to schools, QSTP’s headquarters, and Multaqa (Education City Student Center). More workshops are yet to be delivered throughout the ongoing academic year, and all schools interested in participating in the project are invited to get in touch with QCDC at [email protected] .