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College of the North Atlantic-Qatar

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2007

The College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) is the third largest post-secondary educational institution in Qatar. CNA-Q strives to meet the ever-changing needs of the State of Qatar through strategic partnerships with government, industry, other institutions of higher education. CNA-Q offers an education that can be customized to industry and to students.

CNA-Q is Qatar’s leading TVET institution and the country’s official UNEVOC centre. Programs taught at CNA-Q have been identified by the State of Qatar as vital to building the country’s knowledge economy. CNA-Q has and continuous to be a key partner to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education as well industry in the achievement of the Human Development pillar of Qatar's National Vision 2030.

CNA-Q works closely with the government of Qatar and industry to ensure that our students learn skills that are in demand in the workplace. Our graduates make an impact in the workplace from day one because a TVET education is an applied education. In addition to the traditional classroom and work placements, our students learn on real world equipment and tools typically found in the workplace of their chosen career.


CNA-Q aspires to be a premier technical college that will provide the best education for the State of Qatar by offering all learners the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The words “premier technical college,” though brief, are loaded with meaning and vision. The word “premier” infers being first, being the best. As the State of Qatar transitions from a resource-based economy to a digital, knowledge- based, global economy, the best can only be defined as an institution that has 21st century facilities, faculty, programs, and educational practices, and an institution that graduates learners with 21st century technical skills and learning behaviours.

The word “technical” delineates the unique educational niche that CNA-Q fills for the State of Qatar and underscores the reality that a technical education and general technical literacy are essential to realizing the opportunities afforded by a new age economy and the attainment of prosperity for all citizens of Qatar.

Finally, the word “college” infers workplace-relevant, learner-centered, applied learning programs delivered in a supportive learning environment where learner success is an institutional imperative, and innovation and creativity are core values.

CNA-Q will strive to achieve the vision that these three words encompass by maximizing our expertise in,

and passion for, innovation and applied learning, and comprehensively using technology to support innovative teaching and learning, creating robust educational and operational support systems, and developing 21st century skill proficiency for our learners. That is, CNA-Q will be a leader in how we use technology to enhance how we learn, work, and grow.


CNA-Q fulfills the technical education needs of the State of Qatar by delivering innovative, internationally recognized programs that prepare individuals to be active contributors to their local communities, the State of Qatar and the Gulf Region.

The CNA-Q Vision and Mission reflect the needs of our varied stakeholders in the State of Qatar. CNA-Q meets these needs by engaging in the following learning activities:

  • Developmental Education
CNA-Q ensures that our learners have the appropriate academic foundations to be successful in our programs by providing training in English, math, science, etc.

  • Technical Education
CNA-Q ensures that our learners successfully transition into the workforce and meet the demands of an increasingly intellectual and technology-rich industry. CNA-Q certificate and diploma programs reflect the importance of applied learning and learner engagement and are developed in close collaboration with our key external stakeholders.

  • University Transfer
CNA-Q provides degree completion options for our learners by securing articulation agreements with accredited degree-granting institutions.

  • Corporate Training
CNA-Q addresses the varied learning needs of those who are already in the workforce by providing programming that advances specific skills as well as more general knowledge areas.

  • Continuing Education and Community Engagement
CNA-Q engages with and provides leadership to the community in which we live. CNA-Q provides personal development and special interest programs for non- traditional learners in a way that enriches the lives of the people of Qatar.

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College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNAQ)
68 Al Tarafa, Duhail North
PO Box 24449


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr. Salem Al-Naemi
President, CNAQ
President's Office

UNEVOC Coordinator
Dr. Michael Phillips
Academic Manager
Applied Research & Innovation

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5 June 2018
Tknika, a UNEVOC Centre, hosts International Conference on TVET
Tknika, a UNEVOC Centre in the Basque Country, Spain, organized an international conference titled ‘International Encounters on Vocational Training – Anticipating the Future’. Participants from around the world discussed current and emerging challenges of ongoing digital transformation of industry and businesses, and responding to them through increased collaboration and knowledge exchange.
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