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Schneider Electric hosts top Thanaweya Amma students with a tour of its regional plant in Badr City

  • Eng. Walid Sheta: Young people are able to participate in creating industry technology and developing existing ones for a better future
  • Eng. Sherif Abdel Fattah: The visit of Thanaweya Amma highest-scoring students to Schneider Electrics plant has become a tradition that takes place annually
  • Digital transformation contributes to improving 80% of engineering costs and time consumed
  • Young people should be well equipped to partake in the development process, through building their capabilities and maximizing the use of their potential
Cairo, 27th of August 2020 - Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, has organized a tour for this year's highest scoring Thanaweya Amma (high school) students at its regional manufacturing plant in Badr Industrial City, which came as part of the company's strategy to motivate the high achievers and provide young people, especially the high-caliber ones, with opportunities for knowledge and innovation.

The visit, during which Schneider Electric officials were keen to implement safety procedures and social distancing, included taking the students in a tour inside the plant, and introducing them to the products offered by Schneider Electric, and its role in supporting digital transformation technology in the energy field. It also included an introduction to the production stages of the various products, and highlighting Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure™ platform technology as a business infrastructure solution for energy management, safety of people and assets, increased operational efficiency, and proactive maintenance.

During the visit, Eng. Walid Sheta, Regional Cluster President of Egypt, North East Africa and Levant stated: "At Schneider Electric, we strongly believe in the significance of investing in people by developing their capabilities, and motivating the high achievers and those with innovative ideas, especially young people who represent nearly 21% of the population in Egypt. Therefore, we are always keen to communicate with them, and to provide them with opportunities through our various programs that are tailored for each age segment and academic stage. We also have a firm belief in the capabilities of young people and how they are capable of actual participation in creating industry technology and developing existing ones for a better future".

Eng. Sherif Abdel Fattah, Vice Chairman and Board member of Schneider Electric Egypt, said: "The visit we organize for Thanaweya Amma top achievers to Schneider Electric's regional plant in Egypt has become a tradition that takes place annually and which we are keen on, as we know well that the excellence they have achieved is the first step for them in a path that determines their professional future and the extent of their participation in creating a better future for themselves and others. We are excited to receive all their inquiries about the company’s activities and its efforts in the field of energy, electrical and human development, and its role in localizing the industry and supporting digital transformation in the energy field, by using artificial intelligence technology to achieve the efficiency of energy and infrastructure”.

Eng. Abdel Fattah also stressed that Schneider Electric is working to contribute to the implementation of Egypt's sustainable development plan by participating in major development projects and technology localization processes in all stages of the industry. He noted that digital transformation contributes to improving 80% of engineering costs and time consumed, and up to 75% of the maintenance costs, as well as reducing the carbon footprint by about 50%; he further stated that it is important that young people should begin preparing themselves to play a major role and partake in the development processes by building their capabilities and maximizing the use of their potential.

He also added, "Schneider Electric offers several initiatives that are aimed to develop the capabilities of young people, which include the summer training programs for students of the faculties of engineering and business administration, in addition to collaboration with the Egyptian faculties of engineering to train students of the electrical departments on energy management and automation, as well as develop their skills and provide them with the latest technology globally. We also have the ‘Energy University.com’, a key achievement for Schneider Electric, which is an educational portal that is available in 14 different languages including English, Arabic and French and which offers more than 150 free online courses in the field of energy management efficiency and data centers, with a focus on infrastructure, industry, buildings and housing.”

Eng. Abdel Fattah also announced during the tour that Schneider Electric will sponsor - for the third successive year - the trip organized by state-run publication Al-Gomhuria to Europe for a number of the top Thanaweya Amma students. He noted that the trip organizers would be selective as to the timing of the trip and the destination, given the current circumstances witnessed worldwide due to COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of maintaining the safety of students.

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