Qatar Steel recognizes the importance of a high performing and skilled workforce that is committed to organizational excellence, in order to deliver on our business strategy. At Qatar Steel, we have different In-House, Overseas, Local Training programs, E-learning, English courses and Development programs to cater to skill-building of our employees.
The Learning and Development Department continuously upgrades the training infrastructure, methodologies and content in order to ensure that our training and capacity building programs remain up-to-date. As part of capability building focus, our in-house learning facilities are fully equipped to support continuous education and skill advancement of our workforce and especially of our younger workforce.
Average hours of training per year for employee
Total Cost of Training (QAR)
Technology and innovation are a high priority for our business, and became even more crucial in 2020 due to the need to transfer to online remote training due to the pandemic. An e-learning programme was piloted the beginning of 2020, much before the impacts of the pandemic were evident. This E-learning became a game changer for L&D function in its ability to continue training during the pandemic, as all in-person class room trainings were halted to avoid any contamination risks.
A total of 30 employees were selected from different departments to test the programme. They were given between six to seven modules to test over a period of one month. At the end of the program, an evaluation was carried out to assess the success of the e-learning programme. 72% agreed that the program was beneficial; and therefore, Qatar Steel’s management approved the roll out of this programme to a wider number of employees.
In the next phase, new modules will be added that include more topics such as HR and finance aiming to enrich an employee’s overall training and exposure to various topics.
For 2020, E-learning has been a steady presence in our training delivery and We pushed the training delivery of the platform further by developing an HSE focused e-learning portal where employees are able to access programs and training that is internally designed and specific to our company work environment needs.
In summary, the e-learning platform has two distinct systems that cover different training topics:
Third-party training programs that cover topics such as Business Strategy and Operations, Networking, Internetworking, Security Systems, Finance, Human Resources and Administration, Leadership and Professional Effectiveness to name a few.
In-house HSE training program that covers HSE topics designed by our HSE team Live trainings were also delivered using platforms like Microsoft Teams.
E-learning report 2020
Spotlight: Honouring Ceremony
Qatar Steel MD & CEO Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al-Hajri, Chief Officers and Dept. Managers honoured a number of employees at a special ceremony held at Qatar Steel Doha Office, marking their end of service. The CEO expressed his appreciation for their dedication and generous support over the years.