The College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) celebrated the graduation of 547 students last night, its largest class to date.
According to QNA, there were 238 grads from Business Studies, 123 from Engineering Technology, 80 from Health Sciences and 106 from Information Technology.
— CNA-Q (@cnaq) May 31, 2016
The guest speaker at the ceremony was Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange. He told students and families gathered at the Qatar National Convention Center last night to not fear failure, because it can be the first step to success.
“Ambition does not stop at any certain level and thoughts of advancement and improvement are always an obsession of any successful individual or institution that endeavors to stay successful. The sea of knowledge knows no boundaries and learning does not begin or end with your education.”
Currently, CNA-Q (which opened in 2002) is a technical college that certifies grads to work in practical fields.
However, this week, officials announced that the college would begin offering applied degrees at its home campus in Canada and in Doha.
In a statement, the school said the move should help “assist CNA and CNA-Q in expanding programming and increasing enrollment, and help ensure the College’s ability to meet the growing demand by employers for colleges of applied learning to be able to grant students a degree level credential.”