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Schneider Electric Sponsors Europe Trip for Top Thanaweya Amma Students, takes them on tour at its plant in Badr City

  • Schneider Electric is committed to groom a new generation of high-calibre future leaders: Walid Sheta
  • Those young people are the exceptional leaders of the future who can drive a marked change in our country: Sherif Abdel Fattah
Cairo: 12th August, 2018--Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, has organized a tour for 50 of this year's highest scoring Thanaweya Amma (high school) students at its manufacturing plant in Badr City, in a move to honour the young talents for their efforts and academic excellence.

The company also announced it has teamed up with state-run publication Al-Gomhuria to sponsor a trip to Europe for top Thanaweya Amma graduates, with the aim of providing those exceptional talents the opportunity to develop intercultural competences as well as community-building, communication and interpersonal skills.

The move is part of the company’s strategy to make a contribution to society and human resource development by enlarging young people's opportunities and enhancing their capabilities. "At Schneider Electric, we are very keen to be part of grooming a new generation of high-calibre future leaders as part of our strategy to give back to the community. Every year, a part of the company's revenues goes to this end," said Walid Sheta, Schneider Electric Regional Cluster Head of North East Africa and Levant.

"We believe that human resources are the most valuable asset Egypt possesses and that education is a driving force for the development of the country. This belief has promoted the company to enter into numerous partnerships with a number of Egyptian universities and institutions to offer training programs to strengthen young Egyptians' skills and provide them with hands-on experience necessary for the job market," he added.

The field visit to Schneider Electric's manufacturing plant was designed to introduce the students to the world of energy management and give them a glimpse of the company's automation and control products and solutions.

During the tour, Schneider Electric's Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors, Sherif Abdel Fattah, gave a presentation explaining Schneider Electric's efforts in the field of education and vocational training.

Abdel Fattah hailed the students for their excellent performance and said he is very enthusiastic about promoting development opportunities for the young talents who will shape the future of the country.

"Those young people are the exceptional leaders of the future who can drive a marked change in our country. Schneider Electric is very much looking forward to seeing how they will create sustainable innovation and drive successful change," Abdel Fattah said.

Schneider Electric has sponsored a number of initiatives designed to enhance technical education and professional training in Egypt. It has parented with several public and private Egyptian universities, including Cairo, Ain Shams, and Helwan to organize high-level training programs to groom a new generation of well-qualified engineers.

The company also set up the Energy University, an online educational portal that has offered some 200 free energy and automation courses recognized by more than 20 international organizations.

Other initiatives developed by the company include the “Seeds of Hope” program, organized in cooperation with the Don Bosco Institute in Cairo and Alexandria to enhance vocational education and technical skills in the Egyptian market. The company also provides technical training for electricians through its House of Electricians program.

It also runs a summer internship program targeting fresh engineering and business graduates as well as third- and fourth-year university students.

As students concluded their visit, Schneider Electric presented each one of them its Mobiya solar lantern as a token of appreciation to introduce them to the concepts of renewable energy.

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Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider Electric is the undisputable leader in power management – medium voltage, low voltage and secure power, and in automation systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.
In our global ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest partner, integrator and developer community on our open platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.
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