SHARJAH 3rd May 2023 (WAM), The AUS College of Engineering and Schneider Electric signed an agreement on the 1st of May as part of American University of Sharjah (AUS) Engineering Al Nukhba Programme.
Schneider Electric is part of an agreement that will build the capacities of CEN students through training, internships, joint supervision of student capstone projects and research, and student field trips to Schneider Electric exhibitions and research centers.
This agreement also allows for a knowledge exchange between CEN’s top-notch faculty and Schneider Electric, by allowing AUS students and professors access to Schneider Electric Energy University and Schneider Electric Academy Resources.
This collaboration is part of AUS Engineering Al Nukhba Programme. It connects CEN to industry partners in order to achieve the strategic goals of the college, including increasing community engagement, developing a student-focused education and training approach and enhancing research and innovation within key areas of global importance and alignment with the UAE’s Innovative Agenda. CEN students are required to complete a 16-week internship as part of their graduation requirements.
The AUS Engineering Al Nukhba Programme is part of the college’s commitment to help its students maximize their internship opportunities. It provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills, and connects them to dynamic industrial and corporate entities that match their major.
At the ceremony, Dr. Fadi Aloul was Dean of CEN, AUS, Gilles Vermot Desroches Senior Vice-President of Corporate Citizenship and Institutional Affairs, Ayman Ayman, Vice President for Business Development, Government Affairs and Strategy, Schneider Electric, and other officials attended.
“University graduates drive economic growth and innovation. That is why we think that higher education and the industry should work together.” CEN is always looking for ways to give our students the technical and transferable skills and competencies they need to stand out as experts in their field. They will be able to excel as academics, experts, and entrepreneurs. Schneider Electric is the global leader in its industry. We are proud of our commitment to strengthening our collaboration with our students, and in support of our educational mission. “We also contribute research and knowledge to the industry,” Dr. Aloul said.
The energy transition may create millions of jobs worldwide by 2030. Collaboration between educators and employers will be crucial to ensuring that tomorrow’s engineers receive the best possible training. Schneider Electric is focused on building value-based partnership with universities in order to empower the next talent generation. Our partnership with the American University of Sharjah is another milestone in our effort to create new opportunities. We are looking forward to working with you to help youth develop the skills needed to succeed in a competitive market. “We also want to contribute towards the sustainability agenda of the world,” said Ismail.