Charm El Cheikh, Egypt – Alstoma global leader in smart and green mobility, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Transport (MOT) during the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27), to launch the first railway academy in Egypt.
– First railway engineering academy in the country
– 300 engineers (or students) will be trained
– 1,840 hours of training will be offered to the participants
The MoU was signed by HE Kamel El WazirEgyptian Minister of Transport and Andrew DeLeonepresident i Alstom in Africa, Middle Eastand Central Asia.
The Railway Academy is a customized training program to ensure a strong workforce is in place to support Egypt’s growing rail industry and will register up to 300 participants in the first year. Participants will gain the technical railway expertise needed across various fields such as telecommunications, signalling, power supply, centralized control systems and maintenance. They will also develop project management knowledge specifically for the railway sector.
“This academy is part of Alstom’s commitment to support the development of the rail industry in the country by ensuring that graduates have the relevant knowledge and skills to successfully seek job opportunities and grow in the industry. More importantly, the program will allow them to apply their learning to solve real mobility challenges.’
President of Alstom in Africa, Middle Eastand Central Asia
The academy consists of three programs to address young talents at different stages of their careers. The Master Class Program (MCP) is a short-term program of 8 weeks, in collaboration with Egyptian National Railway and National Authority for Tunnels for their respective employees. The Master Expert Program (MEP) is a long-term program of 9 months, in collaboration with National Transport Institute designed for recent graduates who wish to enter the railway industry, and the Master Training Program (MTP) is a 6 week summer course in partnership with Wardan High Technical Institute for students. These programs will be delivered by trainers from Alstom Universityplus Alstom experts and is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2023.
“This academy is part of Alstom’s commitment to support the development of the rail industry in the country by ensuring that graduates have the relevant knowledge and skills to successfully seek job opportunities and grow in the industry. More importantly, the program will allow them to apply their learning to solve real-world mobility challenges, he said Andrew DeLeonepresident i Alstom in Africa, Middle Eastand Central Asia.
300 engineers (or students) will be trained
1,840 hours of training will be offered to participants
>40 Alstom has been present in Egypt for over 40 years
As a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, Alstom attended at COP27 to showcase the progress and opportunities available to decarbonise the transport sector, as well as exchange green transport solutions for the future. Alstom has over 20 years of expertise in low-carbon technology, and has attended the conference ever since COP21 in Paris.
Alstom has been present in Egypt for over 40 years and has supported the growth of railway infrastructure development in the country. Today, Alstom has a strong local talent pool of over 500 people and several ongoing projects including the development and modernization of Egypt’s urban network. This includes two Monorail lines connecting the new administrative capital to Greater Cairo and 55 Metropolis trains for the historic Cairo metro line 1. Alstom is also responsible for the modernization of the signaling system on the 240 kilometer long Beni Sueif – Assyut line.
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