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EGA Youth Council Launches An Innovative Platform To Empower And Upskill Company’s Young People

Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, has announced the launch of FURSA, a comprehensive online platform developed by EGA’s Youth Council that offers a range of learning and development opportunities for youth at the company.

FURSA, a collaborative effort with EGA’s Learning & Development team, provides easy access to curated programmes and experiences, focusing on enhancing leadership, sustainability, science, technology, research and development skills and more.

Young EGA employees are encouraged to participate in the platform’s training, workshops and events. FURSA features complete courses from prestigious universities, including Harvard, Oxford and London Business School. The programme will also offer workshops from established partners, including the National Programme for Coders, the Ministry for Climate Change & Environment, the Ministry for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, and Youth 4 Sustainability.

Hala Alhashmi, Chair of EGA Youth Council and a senior engineer in the company’s Lean & Business transformation department said: “Youth have both an opportunity and the responsibility to lead the future. We must prepare ourselves now to build on the tremendous achievements that we will inherit. We designed FURSA to enable all youth to reach their full potential and contribute to our company and nation.”

Iman Al Qasim, Executive Vice President of Human Capital at EGA, said, “EGA is dedicated to growing future leaders by offering customised learning and development opportunities tailored to their work domains, interests and capabilities. FURSA is unique in EGA’s Learning & Development portfolio because young people developed it. I am sure it will help us achieve EGA’s bold aspiration of becoming the industrial employer of choice in the countries where we operate by 2030, as becoming a truly talent-driven organisation.”