The first batch of logistics and supply chain management students are set to graduate this year from one of the leading educational organisations in the Middle East.
The Community College of Qatar (CCQ) announced in a statement this week that its very first graduates of its Logistics and Supply Chain Management students will graduate in 2019. The 130 enrolees that completed the College’s degree program form part of a vision to “help supply the labour market with sought-after national cadres capable of powering the state-wide logistics infrastructure and effectively managing its transport and storage services.”
Established in 2010 as part of a national investment in human development and furthering the educational goals identified in the Qatar National Vision 2010, CCQ’s core vision is to provide a diverse range of educational needs to meet the country’s “critical workforce and labour needs.”
These rapidly evolving needs “prompted CCQ to bridge the gap between the country’s rapidly-evolving logistics infrastructure and the national labour market’s shortage of advanced calibres. We have achieved this through the development of an academic degree program in logistics and supply chain management, where students are holistically trained for management positions in transportation, warehousing, distribution, inventory control, purchasing, and international logistics,” said Dr. Mohamed Al-Naemi, President of CCQ.
“Our goal is to graduate competent logistics professionals who can devise innovative solutions in storage, transport, information flow and other areas. To take things one step further, the College is currently studying extending its offerings to also include a bachelor degree in logistics, thus supplying the marketplace with qualified cadres at all levels, from Warehouse Specialists and Logistics Coordinators, to Procurement and Production Managers and beyond.”
According to experts in the field, Qatar is set to gain an important qualitative addition to its national economy by turning the peninsula into a regional logistics hub. This advancement will help achieve self-sufficiency, attract investors, and strengthen economic ties with rest of world. Moreover, enhanced logistics capabilities will assist in supporting national products and new industries capable of export, and fulfilling the logistical requirements of mega sports events such as the 2022 FIFA World Cup, in addition to providing advanced logistics services to the entire Arab region,” said Dr. Muneer Abbad, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program Coordinator at CCQ.