Emirates Global Aluminium has announced that its hands-on STEM learning programme ‘Engineer the Future’ reached 8,000 high school students during the 2017-2018 academic year.
The programme, which was launched in November 2017, encourages young people to pursue further learning and ultimately careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
EGA employs more than 1,540 professionals in STEM related fields, including some 500 UAE nationals.
‘UAE Vision 2021’ calls for UAE students to reach world-class attainment in science and mathematics subjects and for the UAE to transition to a knowledge-based economy that focuses on innovation, research and development.
Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said, “Encouraging young people’s interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is critical for EGA’s future and for the future of the UAE as a whole. We put hands-on learning at the centre of ‘Engineer the Future’ as a way to help prepare high school students for long-term success in any industry, and to support the aims of ‘UAE Vision 2021’ to develop a knowledge-based economy.”