The Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) signed on Wednesday an agreement with aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus to provide training opportunities for Jordanian engineering students.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Tamam Mango, CPF's CEO, and Philippe Fontes, Vice President of Airbus and Head of Human Resources.
Under the agreement, 12 engineering students from Jordanian universities will receive training at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, under the supervision of company professionals.
CPF stated that they would recruit students by coordinating with all Jordanian universities based on pre-determined criteria, with Airbus selecting the final candidates.
Dr. Mango said: "The partnership with Airbus is one of the most important partnerships we have at CPF; it began in 2017 to provide engineering students with unique training opportunities with the goal of enhancing their technical and cultural skills."
Mango added: "The training will make the student more competitive on a local and regional level, which is in line with CPF's strategic approach to fostering young people's abilities and skills. This partnership is part of the CPF's Youth Excellence Fund, which offers comparable internship opportunities ".
Mikail Houari, President of Airbus Africa and the Middle East, commented: "Aerospace is a vital growth sector for the Middle East region, supporting long-term economic growth and diversification. It is, therefore, crucial to inspire and train future talent to sustain the development of the industry. At Airbus, we have been driving various regional and global campaigns to engage with youth and inspire them to study aeronautics and pursue jobs in the aerospace industry. We are very proud of our long-term collaboration with the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF); together, we want to support the creation of a sustainable pipeline of talent for the region's aerospace sector.
The CPF's Chairman, Eng, Ghassan Nuqul, and the French Ambassador in Jordan, HE Ms. Véronique Vouland-Aneini, Dr. Ismael Hinti, President of Al-Hussein Technical University attended the signing ceremony.