Qatar Career Development Center has published the 13th issue of its annual Career Guide magazine ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. Dedicated to showcasing the organizational aspects of the tournament, the guide features information and interviews focused on the developmental and intellectual legacies that hosting this unique event will have.

Abdullah Al-Mansoori, Director of Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), discussed the impact of the event on Qatar and its youth: “Besides the massive construction efforts that were undertaken in preparation for this historic event, we were keen, in this special edition of our magazine, to highlight the legacy that this tournament will leave on the human, economic and social levels, and particularly, its impact on Qatari youth.

“A legacy that is the result of years of inspiring preparation and planning, from which we drew lessons about the art of management and the importance of willpower, to demonstrate what can be achieved by adopting science and knowledge as the foundation for strategic planning and systematic execution.”  

He also discussed how Qatar’s unique journey will not conclude with the final whistle of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM: “This is a new beginning and an important milestone on the road to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030, which focuses on developing human potential, through wise guidance and appropriate planning. Therefore, I invite our youth to persist in their efforts and build on this tournament’s achievements to ensure a prosperous future for our country driven by sustainable development.”

The guide features in-depth interviews with prominent figures of Qatari youth who directly contributed to Qatar’s World Cup preparations, who share their experiences and expertise, as well as touches on new and exciting career paths related to the event, such as sustainability, event management and corporate communication.

The FIFA World Cup Volunteers program is another focus of this year’s Career Guide – as Qatar's largest ever volunteer program, it has drawn over 20,000 participants, including 15,000 citizens and residents. Nasser Al-Mogaiseeb, Volunteer Strategy Manager at SC, highlights the importance of volunteering and its role in helping youth develop their skills, enhance their abilities, gain new experiences, and build a professional network, which will reflect on their careers and the competence of Qatar’s workforce.


Other exclusive interviews contained within the guide include His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), who discusses SC’s efforts to ensure the tournament leaves behind a sustainable legacy that benefits youth in Qatar and across the region for years to come, as well as the event’s impact on the labor market and the development of local talents.

The English football legend David Beckham, who was also interviewed for the guide, discusses what could be achieved by hosting a world class event for the first time in the Middle East, while offering readers tips to achieve career success in the field of their choice.

The guide addresses the active role that QF has played in preparing for the World Cup, as well as Education City’s efforts in preparing to host the event there. Alexandra Chalat, Director of World Cup Legacy at QF, spoke at length about the cooperation between QF and SC, as well as the activations and events that Education City will host throughout the tournament.

Insights into QCDC’s efforts, activities, and events throughout 2022 are also highlighted, as well as advice and tips collected by QCDC's career guidance and development experts to help youth choose the career path that best aligns with their skills, qualifications, interests, and the local labor market dynamics.

The magazine is available on QCDC’s interactive app on App Store and Google Play, and on QCDC’s website publications page CG13_EN_WEB.pdf (, which features a digital archive of all the magazine’s editions. A hard copy of the magazine can also be obtained through Education City’s distribution platforms.

The publication of the latest guide falls within the framework of QCDC’s efforts to instill a career guidance culture that empowers youth in Qatar to make the best academic and career decisions, in order to provide the local job market with the necessary qualified human capital capable of fueling the economy and achieving sustainable development.



Qatar Career Development Center

Qatar Career Development Center, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, aims to help the youth, particularly but not restrictedly students, across all Qatar’s education system’s tracks and stages, including the youth with special needs, to identify and fulfill their education and career goals. The center offers them high quality bespoke career development programs, services and activities, seeking to mobilize, educate and support them on how best to make and implement sound career decisions and plans, grow and develop professionally, and achieve their life goals in such ways that best contribute to Qatar’s development and prosperity.

In addition to the youth, Qatar Career Development Center targets a diverse group of individual and organizational stakeholders collectively referred to as the influencers of youth. This group primarily includes career practitioners and human capital professionals, academic advisors and administrators, parents and policy makers. The center engages them in various initiatives, projects and programs whose purpose is to educate, empower and support them in relation to their highly vital role as shapers and even definers of the youth’s future.


Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, research and development, and community development.

QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.

QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.

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