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Crown Prince witnesses signing of agreement between CPF, Airbus to train Jordanian university students

October 17, 2017
Crown Prince witnesses signing of agreement between CPF, Airbus to train Jordanian university students

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II on Tuesday witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement at Al Husseiniya Palace between the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) and leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to provide training and education opportunities for a number of Jordanian university students.

During a meeting with officials from the CPF and with Airbus President for Africa and the Middle East Mikail Houari, Crown Prince Al Hussein thanked Airbus for this partnership, which will support the CPF’s innovation efforts and hone students’ technical and cognitive skills.

His Royal Highness said he looks forward to hearing from the students interning at Airbus about their experience at the conclusion of the five-month internship.

Under the agreement, 15 to 20 graduate and undergraduate engineering students will receive training at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France.

Each student will intern for five months over the coming three years, participating in advanced training programmes prepared by Airbus under the supervision of its experts.

The agreement stipulates that the CPF contact Jordanian universities to nominate students, based on criteria set by Airbus. The final selection of participants is mutually agreed by the CPF and Airbus.

Three students have been selected so far to begin their internship.

The acting CEO of the CPF, Noor Abu Ragheb, and Airbus President for Africa and the Middle East Mikail Houari signed the agreement, which is in line with the Crown Prince’s keenness to secure exceptional opportunities for Jordanian students to enable them to benefit from the expertise of global companies and to utilise these expertise to serve Jordan.

Abu Ragheb expressed appreciation for His Royal Highness’ support of the Foundation’s initiatives and efforts to empower young Jordanians to enable them to achieve their aspirations towards a prosperous future for Jordan.

She stressed the importance of the agreement in providing unique training opportunities for Jordanian youth at a global company and bolstering the role of the CPF as a youth-oriented organisation seeking to hone young people’s technical and life skills to give them a competitive edge at the local and international levels.

For his part, Houari voiced hope that the partnership agreement will serve young Jordanians for years to come by equipping them with the necessary skills and providing opportunities in the aviation sector.

Aviation in the Middle East is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, he noted.

Houari praised Jordan’s educational system and its qualified human resources, working in various industries locally, regionally, and internationally.

The Kingdom’s leadership, he added, is keen to empower young people to overcome challenges and to build a better future for them.

Abdullah Rawashdeh, a student from the Hashemite University who has been selected to intern at Airbus, thanked the Crown Prince for providing this opportunity to fellow young Jordanians.

This training, Rawashdeh said, will develop his professional and personal skills, while also enabling him to show the potential of Jordan’s qualified youth.

For his part, Mohammad Al Gara, another participating student from the American University of Madaba, said he looks forward to starting his internship at Airbus to acquire a new experience and benefit from the expertise available at this global company.

Muna Awajan, from the Princess Sumaya University for Technology, expressed appreciation for His Royal Highness’ role in empowering young Jordanians and providing internship opportunities at a prestigious international company, which will enrich students’ professional and scientific skills.

The Chairman of the CPF’s Board of Trustees, the Director of the Office of the Crown Prince, Jordan’s ambassador to France, and the ambassadors of France, the United Kingdom, and Spain in Amman attended the meeting and the signing ceremony.