Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (Senaat), has partnered with Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa University, and Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (Adveti) to organise the Regional Championship of the 14th steelChallenge on November 27.
The steelChallenge is run annually by steeluniversity, which is itself part of the World Steel Association (worldsteel).
Emirates Steel is a silver sponsor of this year's event, as part of its commitment to investing in the development of future leaders of the regional steel sector.
The event will help encourage young Emirati students to consider a career in the steel industry.
Emirates Steel will be assessing the performance of students taking part in the competition, and will be considering offering employment contracts to students who perform well in the challenge.
During the championship, participants from five regions around the globe will compete over a 24-hour time period to produce a grade of steel, with an emphasis on high quality and minimal costs.
Students participating from the UAE will be competing against teams from the West Asian region. At last year’s competition, Emirates Steel saw five of its employees place in the top eleven positions in the region.
CEO Engineer Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi said: "As part of Emirates Steel’s efforts to support the diversification and transformation of the UAE economy into one that is knowledge-based, we strive to educate and inspire future generations to work in the nation’s heavy industry sector."
"Encouraging and enabling talent at a young age is an important part of our strategy to strengthen our future industrial sector, and that is why we are proud to have partnered with Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa University and Adveti, to help shape their students’ technical capabilities through the production of steel," he added.
Al Remeithi said the Emirati group was proud to be silver sponsors for the event, thus enabling those interested in learning about steel production within the Middle East and the wider region an opportunity to engage with some of the real challenges that engineers face when designing effective steel manufacturing processes.
"Building wider regional knowledge and expertise helps Emirates Steel increase both the quality of its steel, capabilities, and pricing, thus allowing it to remain competitive on the international global steel market," he added.-TradeArabia News Service