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Cairo, Egypt (Urban Transport News): Rail Technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced that it will establish an Engineering Academy in Cairo to develop the next generation of skilled Bombardier engineers for its mobility projects in Egypt and beyond. This announcement was done on the opening day of a four-days event TransMEA 2020 Exhibition in Cairo on 22nd November 2020.
According to Bombardier, the Engineering Academy will be open to recent engineering graduates in Egypt who are interested in developing a long-term career in rail transportation with Bombardier. The training program will provide a structured series of work placements on the Cairo monorail mega-project, as well as classroom-based tuition and online tuition, individual assignments and mentoring. It will be aligned with established and proven Bombardier engineering systems and processes. Once they have completed the program successfully, the engineers will have access to the Bombardier international job career path.
Ahmed Eldamanhoury, Managing Director Egypt at Bombardier Transportation, said:
The Bombardier Transportation Engineering Academy will be an exciting post-graduate program giving talented young Engineers the benefit of practical work experience combined with the opportunity to learn from international engineering experts from a world leading mobility provider. Our young Engineers will undertake assignments in the real-life project delivery environment here in Cairo on our monorail mega-project.
“This hands-on approach will enable our trainees to hone their skills and the program presents opportunities to gain long-term employment in the rail industry with Bombardier,” he added.
Bombardier aims to recruit up to 15 aspiring young engineers for its first Engineering Academy and it will officially launch the recruitment for the program early next year.
Bombardier has been a long-term partner to Egypt’s railways since the 1970s. It has supplied around 50 per cent of the Egypt National Railways (ENR) locomotive fleet, as well as turbo trains and fleet support services.
In August 2019, a consortium of Bombardier, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors won the contract to design and build Cairo’s new monorail system, consisting of two new lines and incorporating 70 BOMBARDIER INNOVIA monorail 300 four-car trains and the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communication-based train control (CBTC) signalling technology, as well as project management and system integration.