ABU DHABI, 10th August, 2022 (WAM) — Mubadala Investment Company and Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced they will jointly host a five-day Career Boot Camp targeting UAE National high school students in grades 10 to 12 to help them learn more about STEM careers and jobs of the future in emerging technology areas.
To be held from 15-19 August at Khalifa University’s Main and Sas Al Nakhl (SAN) Campuses, the Khalifa University-Mubadala Career Boot Camp is part of Mubadala’s Emiratisation programme to grow the opportunities for UAE Nationals and create the global STEM leaders of tomorrow. Students will be divided into three groups, where they will be provided with more clarity on career scopes in areas including space, robotics, life and health sciences, computer science, energy, telecom and cybersecurity.
Participating students will be asked to present a capstone poster project on the last day of the boot camp. The project will cover the description of the student’s chosen career path, the reason for the choice, its importance to the community, potential challenges, ultimate target, related courses at school, examples of the jobs offered at present with top employers, and the skills required.
Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Senior Vice-President, Academic and Student Affairs, Khalifa University, said, “We are delighted to partner with Mubadala to host the Khalifa University-Mubadala Career Boot Camp and highlight the important role of STEM-preparedness among the UAE National high school students. The subjects that will be covered in this boot camp will significantly assist students to chart their future career path, while acclimatizing themselves with the latest technology developments in these fields. We believe the capstone project will more specifically inspire participants, offering them a roadmap to demonstrate their future plans creatively which will resemble the culminating learning outcome of this boot camp experience.”
Fatima Al Marzouqi, Director – Portfolio Emiratisation, Mubadala, said, “As a responsible investor, Mubadala’s Emiratization programme is committed to delivering knowledge, expertise and change for Abu Dhabi, building our community, talent pool and creating sustainable careers for UAE Nationals. Our partnership with Khalifa University will support delivering curated programs that will educate the UAE youth on job prospects and pave the way for a more sustainable and rewarding future.”
The camp will have dedicated sessions on space covering earth sciences, astronomy and aerospace, an introduction to CubeSats and the YahSat Space Lab projects at the Khalifa University Space Technology and Innovation Center (KUSTIC) and the Space and Planetary Sciences Center. In Computer Science and Robotics, students will be offered an introduction to artificial intelligence (AI), as well as its fundamental concepts and applications. The sessions on energy will cover contemporary issues related to sustainable energy, energy production technologies, basic principles of nuclear reactor and nuclear energy, and integration of nuclear energy into the UAE energy mix.
The Life and Health Sciences sessions will focus on biology, biomedical and medicine, while Telecom and Cybersecurity sessions will focus on analog and digital communication systems.