Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has held its first teacher recruitment fair to promote professional opportunities at educational institutions in Qatar and across the region.
The Doha International Recruitment Fair brought together over 150 potential candidates and more than 35 local and international schools to discuss future career opportunities. Designed to match international educators with fresh roles, the fair was hosted by QF in association with International Schools Services (ISS), one of the world’s leading recruitment organisations for teachers.
In line with Qatar Foundation’s mission to unlock human potential and nurture the next generation of educators to inspire young people with a desire for learning, the Doha International Recruitment Conference supported the Qatar National Vision 2030’s commitment to world-class education and the transition to a knowledge economy.
ISS hosts such events in selected cities around the world and this was the first to be held in Qatar. In total, there were 120 registered members of ISS from Qatar and abroad, as well as over 30 walk-in candidates, who had the opportunity to speak with representatives of regional educational establishments.
The array of academic establishments came from across Qatar, Bahrain, Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and Pakistan. Qatar Foundation Academies were especially well represented at the fair by Qatar Leadership Academy, Awsaj Academy, the Academic Bridge Program, Qatar Academy, Qatar Academy Al Wakra, Qatar Academy Al Khor, Qatar Academy Sidra and Qatar Academy Msheireb.
Buthaina Al Nuaimi, Associate Vice-President of Education at Qatar Foundation, said about the strategic partnership with ISS: “Education is one of Qatar Foundation’s three strategic pillars and it is dedicated to driving excellence in learning, teaching and leadership through its centres, academic institutes, and many other platforms.
“The high level of interest from local educators demonstrates the passion for sharing knowledge with the next generation. We were especially pleased with attendees’ interest in the range of pre-university education institutions at Qatar which cater for many different ages and specialisms aimed at supporting pupils.
“Qatar Foundation is delighted to partner with the internationally-recognised organisation ISS for educational outreach and recruitment. Teachers and teaching are central to improving student outcomes, and Qatar Foundation remains committed to collaborations that will deliver a modern world-class educational system,” she added.
Bruce McWilliams, Vice President of ISS, talked about the value placed by International Schools Services on the partnership with QF to establish the recruitment fair. “ISS was honoured to work with an organisation as prestigious as Qatar Foundation to present an event that drew many educators seeking positions in quality schools based in the Gulf region,” he said.
“The senior administration of International Schools Services hopes to continue the partnership with Qatar Foundation for years to come, in order to further the goal of enhancing and promoting education in Qatar as outlined in the country’s 2030 vision. The result was a fantastic event that will continue to grow in the coming years, and play an important role in bringing outstanding educators to the schools of Qatar and the Gulf region.”