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Siemens Energy inaugurates training academy in partnership with GIZ

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Siemens Energy today inaugurated the Egyptian German Technical (EGT) Academy in Egypt in the presence of Joe Kaeser, President, and CEO of Siemens AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Energy AG; Cyrill Nunn, German Ambassador in Egypt, and other ministers and senior executives. 

The academy is part of a strategic alliance between Siemens and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It will support occupational training to engineers and technicians in all industries and offer them the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of topics, including workplace safety and automation. In addition, the training facility will act as a unique service provider offering demand-driven training needs to local industries. 
“We are proud to be taking part in shaping the future of Egypt’s energy industry by equipping young talents with the best education and expertise to lead the way,” said Kaeser. “Our partnership with GIZ will help us achieve great things for Egypt and the region, and we look forward to more collaborations in the years to come.”

Located at the heart of Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone at Ain
Sokhna, the state-of-the-art academy is digitally enabled with the latest technologies, including 3D printing, virtual reality simulation, and the Middle East’s first Work Readiness Container. The container, designed and manufactured in Egypt, can simulate working conditions to trainees and workers wherever they are to combine theoretical and practical learning methods. 

“Our goal is clear; we want to support Egypt to meet social and business demands. The EGT Academy will help bridge the gap between future market needs and skills of engineers and technicians boost economic prosperity through sound technical practice,” said Nunn. “The plan is turn this academy into a training hub, not only for the country, but for the Middle East and Africa as well.”