Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2018: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Sunday launched the annual "Future Aviator" Youth Week in its fourth edition for the first time in Fujairah. The program received more than 100 students from male and female schools in the ages of 13 to 15 years and for five consecutive days, with the participation of 30 volunteers from the Emirate.
In addition, the Future Aviators Aviation Camp, organized by the Higher Colleges of Technology in Fujairah, aims to provide students with opportunities to meet with faculty members and discuss their interests in higher education.
More than 100 students from the sixth grade to the eighth grade of several schools in Fujairah participated in the workshops designed to engage students through a specialized interactive program to introduce the aviation sector and employment opportunities, and its importance in increasing the country's GDP, Aimed at young people at the grassroots level and supporting the growing needs of talent, encouraging citizens to choose employment in the aviation industry.
The workshops focus on the development of technical skills and work skills in science, technology and aviation. So that students know basic components, such as sensors and engines, so they can explore how machines work on the ground. Students also learn to be part of a team that seeks to reach a common goal by using their creativity and imagination to solve problems while praising their achievements.
Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General, General Authority of Civil Aviation, said: "The Authority seeks to support Emiratisation in the national aviation sector by encouraging children and young people to love technology and aviation. The Authority aspires to develop the sector by investing in UAE youth and instilling passion in the Science, technology and innovation in the state, "The Authority invests in UAE nationals and youth and urges them to join the aviation sector through a variety of programs aimed at educating young people in this key sector"
Fatima Al Marzouqi, Head of Education and Training in the Aviation Industry, Clean Energy and Information and Communication Technology at Mubadala Investments, said: "The Future Aviator” Week is a major educational activity to encourage students in their early academic years to study related scientific disciplines. Science, technology, aviation, and other disciplines that earn them creative skills through the construction of a strong scientific base to enter the path for the achievement of further scientific careers in life,
Mubadala Investments seeks to provide sponsorship for events aimed at improving the learning level of school students by supporting such initiatives that positively reflect the development of their scientific capabilities," she added.
On this occasion, Fouad Attar, Head of Commercial, Airbus Africa and Middle East said: “We are very proud of our partnership with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). Together and since 2014, we have been running Airbus Little Engineer initiative across the country. As strong advocates of youth empowerment, we believe it is vital to invest and nurture the youth, equipping them with the right skills necessary to take on future leadership roles within the aerospace sector.”
The week long program includes a number of activities such as lectures and workshops on the fields of the civil aviation sector and a number of competitions, activities related