Interns attending program at ATIC Globalfoundries sites

Emirati students dispatched for internship program in Dresden and Singapore

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Interns attending program at ATIC Globalfoundries sites Interns on the Al Nokhba program prepare to depart.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 26, 2012

Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), has sent 28 students from Abu Dhabi to Dresden and Singapore, as part of its Al Nokhba internship program.

The program, which is sponsored by Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), has dispatched 14 male students and 14 female students to the semiconductor manufacturing facilities of ATIC's Globalfoundries chip manufacturing business.

The internship program will include meetings with management teams from Globalfoundries, interactive classroom training and team building exercises, onsite observation of the complete process of semiconductor manufacturing, and cultural activities.

This year is the fourth consecutive year that interns will be hosted in Dresden and the second year for Singapore.

Mona Majed Al-Mansouri, Guidance and Scholarship, Division Manager at ADEC, said that the internship program is in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 to develop the Emirate's knowledge economy.

"ADEC is keen to offer several educational programs and opportunities that would help enhance student performance and improve learning outcomes," she said. "Through Al-Nokhba Program, ADEC is eager to equip students with first-hand skills & knowledge in priority areas to include microchips, to boost their academic experiences and help them serve their country."

"The ongoing success of the Al Nokhba internship program is tremendously significant for ATIC and Abu Dhabi," said Khaled Al Shamlan, Head of Strategy and Operations at ATIC. "The hands-on experience these students gain will be invaluable when they one day have the opportunity to drive innovation in the industry. Establishing a strong backbone of UAE-National talent, moreover, is pivotal for the development and sustainability of a technology ecosystem here in Abu Dhabi."

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