Dubai: Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced that the company’s programs to inspire young people’s interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) reached more than 6,000 students in 2022.
EGA employed about 1,500 people in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields, including more than 500 UAE nationals.
EGA’s ‘Engineer the Future’ program was delivered in partnership with Emirates Schools Establishment.
In addition, the program includes a practical competition, ‘The EGA Aluminium Design and Innovation Challenge’. About 86 student teams have signed up to participate and complete a project using aluminium in sustainable mobility, architecture, product design or green solutions.
EGA’s ambassador program reached almost 1,000 students at educational institutions in 2022, including the American University of Sharjah, Emirates Aviation University, and Higher Colleges of Technology.
The organisation further runs an annual industrial robotics competition that challenges students from UAE universities and higher education institutions to build industrial robots for use at EGA’s aluminium smelters.