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55 students graduate from Al Nokhba programme

Emirati students underwent six-week course to gain knowledge of semi-conductor industry

Fifty-five students have graduated from the Al Nokhba semiconductor training programme sponsored by Globalfoundries and ATIC.
Fifty-five students have graduated from the Al Nokhba semiconductor training programme sponsored by Globalfoundries and ATIC.

Fifty-five students that were chosen for the Al Nokhba Internship programme for the semiconductor industry have successfully graduated.

The graduation ceremonies were held at Globalfoundries' manufacturing facilities in both Singapore and Dresden.

"Once again, we have seen an elite group of Abu Dhabi's youth actively excel in this international programme, demonstrating a commitment to bettering themselves and contributing to the future of the UAE," said Ibrahim Ajami, CEO of ATIC. "This programme and those involved have set another valuable stone in the knowledge-based foundation that will drive the development of a world class semiconductor ecosystem in Abu Dhabi. Simply put, I am very proud of this year's class."

The Al Nokhba Internship programme is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Education Council and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) and provides chosen students the chance to gain hands-on experience at the semiconductor manufacturing facilities of Globalfoundries, the ATIC-owned semiconductor manufacturing company.

The six-week-long internship is made up of lectures, in-classroom workshops, hands-on learning, as well as the opportunity to spend time in the clean-room.

2011 marks the third successful cycle of the Al Nokhba Internship. 30 participated at Globalfoundries in Dresden, while another 25 took the opportunity to travel to Globalfoundries in Singapore, a new addition to the programme this year.