BAE Systems to sponsor Emirates Skills
Abu Dhabi, April 16, 2013
BAE Systems has announced the gold sponsorship of the upcoming Emirates Skills National Competition, in line with its commitment to supporting educational initiatives in the UAE.
The event aims to encourage young Emiratis to be passionate about new trades and embrace technology-based career pathways through a series of technical and vocational skills challenges, a statement from the company said.
“BAE Systems supports the Abu Dhabi Government’s Economic Vision 2030 to transform the Emirate’s economy and place a greater focus on knowledge-based industries,” said Andrew Humphreys, vice president Middle East for BAE Systems.
“We are committed to helping develop and enable young Emiratis gain knowledge and technical skills in order to forge a career in engineering. Emirates Skills is an excellent platform for future industry leaders to demonstrate their new-found knowledge and we are looking forward to supporting this exciting competition,” he said.
The competition will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec) from April to 23 to 25 and feature 19 different categories including, aircraft maintenance, mechatronics, mobile robotics and web security. The event challenges competitors to solve problems, design systems, as well as participate in developing products.
The company will showcase a replica of a Eurofighter Typhoon cockpit and a range of games designed to test mental agility, with representatives from the company, including graduates and apprentices, in attendance to offer guidance to the participants.
Steve Wearden, business development executive for Eurofighter Typhoon at BAE Systems, has been appointed to the competition’s judging panel.
Emirates Skills is a programme under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, which was established in 2006 in order to raise awareness of career-based technical education among young Emirati men and women by organising competitions, events, and technical career activities. – TradeArabia News Service