EGA Youth Council launches innovative platform for young people to empower them and improve their skills

DUBAI, May 4, 2023 — Emirates Global Aluminium, through its Youth Council, has developed FURSA. This comprehensive online platform offers a variety of learning and developmental opportunities for the youth within the company.

FURSA is a collaborative project with EGA’s Learning and Development Team. It provides easy access curated programmes and experience, focusing on enhancing leadership skills, sustainability, science and technology, research and developments, and more.

The platform offers a variety of trainings, workshops and events for young EGA employees. FURSA offers exclusive courses from prestigious universities such as Harvard, Oxford and London Business School. The programme also offers workshops by established partners such as the National Programme for Coders and the Ministry for Climate Change and Environment.

Hala Alhashmi is the Chair of EGA Youth Council and Senior Engineer in the Lean and Business Transformation Department. She said: “Youth has both the opportunity and responsibility to lead the way into the future. We must now prepare ourselves to build upon the incredible achievements we will inherit. “We designed FURSA so that all young people can reach their full potential, and give their all to our country and company.”

Iman Al Qasim is the Executive Vice President for Human Capital of EGA. He said: “EGA’s commitment to developing future leaders includes offering learning and development programs that are tailored to each individual’s work domains and interests. FURSA, EGA’s Learning and Development Portfolio, is unique because it was created by young people. “I am confident that it will help EGA achieve its bold ambition of becoming the industrial employers of choice in countries where we are active by 2030. As a truly talent-driven organization.”

FURSA offers a wide range of tailored experiences, world-class training, and events that promote sustainability, collaboration, and volunteering.

EGA will provide young employees with the opportunity to use their skills and abilities in real-life scenarios, to engage in meaningful projects and to contribute to EGA’s social impact initiatives, both locally and globally.

The programme is based on EGA’s existing Learning and Development offer of 2,225 training courses. EGA employees have completed 51,800 learning and development days in 2022. This is an average of 7.8 training days per employee.

EGA runs several programmes that aim to encourage youth interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). These programs will reach more than 6,000 high school students by 2022. The programmes include “Engineer the Future”, EGA’s Ambassador Programme and the Al Robot Competition for university engineering students.

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