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Emirates News Agency – Khalifa University and “Mubadala” launch a job training program for national secondary students

ABU DHABI, 10th August, 2020 (WAM) — Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Mubadala Investment Company announced today the organization of a joint five-day job training program targeting Emirati high school students from grades 10 to 12, from 15 to 19 August.

The program aims to provide students with more information about STEM-related jobs and jobs centered around future emerging technologies. It is part of the Mubadala Emiratisation Program, which seeks to create opportunities for Emirati citizens and build global leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the future.

During the program, students are divided into three groups and clearly informed about job groups that include space, robotics, life sciences, health, computer science, energy, communications and cyber security.

On the last day of the program, students are invited to present a comprehensive project covering the career field chosen by the student, the reasons for choosing this field, its importance to society, potential challenges, the main objective of it, and the subjects studied by students in school related to this major, in addition to mentioning some examples of jobs available at the present time. Affiliates to the best companies have the necessary skills.

Dr. Ahmed Al Shuaibi, Vice President of Academic Services and Student Affairs at Khalifa University, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Mubadala to organize the joint career training program between Khalifa University and Mubadala and highlight the important role of preparing Emirati students at the secondary level in the fields of science, technology and engineering. and Mathematics, as the subjects covered in this program will contribute to enhancing the role of students in effectively planning their future careers by adapting to the latest technological developments in those fields.”

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He pointed out that the comprehensive project that the students will present contributes to motivating them to chart their path and future plans in the field of work, which is the main objective of the educational experiences resulting from this program.

For her part, Fatima Al Marzouqi, Director of Emiratisation Department at Mubadala, said: “The Emiratisation program at Mubadala seeks to provide knowledge and expertise, make change in Abu Dhabi, build society, develop capabilities, and create sustainable jobs for Emirati citizens. In this context, our partnership with Khalifa University contributes to supporting the process Providing advanced programs that educate Emirati youth in the field of career opportunities and pave the way for them to a more feasible and sustainable future.”

The program devotes sessions in space sciences covering Earth sciences, astronomy and aviation, and includes an introduction to miniature satellites and the Yahsat Space Lab projects conducted at the Khalifa University Center for Space Technology and Innovation and the Space and Planetary Science Center.

In the field of computer science and robotics, students get an introduction to artificial intelligence and its basic principles and applications, while energy-related sessions cover a range of current issues related to sustainable energy and energy production technologies, basic principles in the field of nuclear reactors, nuclear energy, and the integration of nuclear energy into energy sources in the UAE.

The life sciences and health sessions focus on biology, biomedical sciences, and medicine, while the communications and cyber security sessions focus on analog and digital communication systems.

WAM/Ahmed Jamal/Asim Al-Khouli

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