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Crown Prince Foundation secures Airbus internships for fledgling engineers

By JT - Oct 17,2017 - Last updated at Oct 17,2017

HRH Crown Prince Hussein attends the signing of a training agreement between the Crown Prince Foundation and Airbus in Amman on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Tuesday attended the signing of a partnership agreement between the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) and Airbus, under which the latter provides training opportunities for students of Jordanian universities.

The Crown Prince, during a meeting with CPF officials and Airbus President for Africa and the Middle East region Mikail Houari, expressed his satisfaction over the partnership that would support creativity at CPF and contribute to developing technical skills and knowledge among the students involved.

The Crown Prince said he was looking forward to meeting the students after the internships to brief him on their Airbus experience, which will last for five months, a Royal Court statement said. 

Under the agreement, 15 to 20 engineering students at the MSc and PhD degrees will receive training at the company’s headquarters in Toulouse, France over the next three years through engaging them in advanced training programmes under the supervision of specialised experts.  

The agreement stipulates that CPF contacts universities to nominate students according to standards set by Airbus, providing that the final selection be made upon approval between CPF and the aircraft maker. So far, three students have been selected as interns. 

CPF Acting CEO Nour Abul Ragheb and Houari signed the agreement.

The agreement reflects Prince Hussein’s keenness to provide special opportunities for Jordanian students to benefit from the expertise of international companies and utilise them in serving the Kingdom.

Abul Ragheb highlighted the importance of the agreement in providing “unique” opportunities for the Jordanian youth, underlining the role of CPF as a platform that helps them acquire and improve the skills necessary to increase their competitiveness locally and regionally.

Houari expressed hope that the agreement will help Jordanian young people through providing them with necessary skills in the aviation field, noting that the aviation sector in the Middle East is among the fastest growing in the world. 

Abdullah Rawashdeh, a Hashemite University student chosen to receive the internship, expressed his appreciation for the Crown Prince for providing such an opportunity , which, he said,will have a great impact on the development of his professional and personal skills.

Student Mohammad Qura of the American University in Madaba expressed his eagerness to start the training to benefit from expertise of international companies.

 

Muna Awjan, a student at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology, expressed appreciation for Prince Hussein’s role in empowering young people and providing training in such a “prestigious” company.

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THIS IS WONDERFUL AND A BUSINESS MODEL WHICH ITS TIME IS OVERDUE. THIS IS ONLY WHAT A SMART AND WELL OREINTED INTERNATIONAL FIGURE CAN DO. THIS IS WHY WE NEED FRESH BRAINS AND IDEAS WHITHIN THE GOVERNMENT RATHER THAN THE BUSINESS AS USUAL. SOMETIMES, IT IS GOOD TO BE FOREIGN EDUCATED AS BOTH THE LETTER AND THE SPIRIT OF ALL FORMS OF EDUCATION IS A FUNCTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT. THIS YOUNG BUT POTENTIAL FUTURE LEADER SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE RESPONSIBILITIES IN ANY PLAN TO DIG JORDAN OUT OF ECONOMIC MESS. HE UNDERSTANTS AND KNOWS WHAT TO DO AS HE SAW IN WASHINGTON DC. I WISH THE BEST OF THE BEST IN ALL HIS VISION AND PLANS.

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