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has ocusedquite heavily on the theme o entrepreneurship andhow to empower Qatar’s youth to lead their coun-try in the post-2030 era. Today’s teenagers will betomorrow’s leaders. Through a number o dierentconcepts – such as Qatar Foundation and its variousinitiatives – the government is trying to inculcate aresh national ideology so these kids will be ready totake the reins o the country in the uture.However, there are some local and multi-nationalcompanies in Qatar that are willing to carry some o this burden and responsibility. They recognise thatthe government can only do so much to train individ-uals or certain roles. It’s largely up to the companiesthemselves to mould talented and promising young-sters to their requirements – not just nine-to-ve workers, but leaders who can inspire, create and taketheir company into a new ear o prosperity as well.
Create the future
At multinational conglomerate GE, they say: “Why predict the uture, when you can create it?”GE’s President and CEO or the Middle East, North Arica and Turkey, Nabil Habayeb, is an ambassadoror that slogan and stresses that preparing young Arabtalent or proessional and technical careers in sec-tors that are vital to drive social and economic growthis a undamental part o GE’s approach or the MiddleEast region, which is led not only through traditionaltraining programmes but also through partnerships with universities and academic institutions.“In the past two years we have invested morethan QR1.8 billion in localisation initiatives,” saidHabayeb, “signicant among them being the GE Advanced Technology Research Centre (GE ATRC)in Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP); theQR900 million GE Energy Manuacturing Technol-ogy Centre in Saudi Arabia; and the GE Water andProcess Technologies Regional Centre o Excellencein Jebel Ali (UAE).“Our strategy is to invest in localising GE’s capabili-ties and build the region’s capacity through a ocus oninnovation and training,” he continued. “We develop
governments are spending billions ofdollars to create employment opportunitiesfor young people, but there are some pri- vate institutions that also place a high pre-mium on training their workers of tomorrow.
“restlessness isdiscontent anddiscontent is thefirst necessity ofprogress. show me athoroughly satisfiedman and i will show you a failure.”