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    Schneider Electric Egypt & North East Africa Signs MOU with Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers to Train Members on Energy Efficiency

    Cairo, 16 November 2016: Stemming from its commitment to boost scientific development and raise awareness of energy efficiency in Egypt, Schneider Electric Egypt & North East Africa signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers to train the syndicate's members on the latest innovations in energy efficiency across various engineering specializations. The training, which will take place in Schneider Electric’s lab at the syndicate, aims to help address local and global energy challenges by providing engineers with training on the latest technologies in several fields such as energy management, people and network security, and automation.

    Organized and supervised by Schneider Electric, the training program will offer certificates to members who successfully complete the requirements. The signing ceremony was attended by Eng. Tarek Al Nabarawy, President of the Engineers Syndicate; and the council members of the Engineers Syndicate; Eng. Albert Fuchet, Country President, Schneider Electric Egypt and North East Africa; and Eng. Hany Shaltout, Director of Solutions Development, Prescription & Customer Training, Schneider Electric Egypt and North East Africa.

    Schneider Electric signed this memorandum of understanding to reaffirm its commitment to the Egyptian market and further raise awareness of pressing energy issues in Egypt by providing the best energy conservation and efficiency solutions. Syndicate members will receive advanced training on the company's most sophisticated energy solutions and durable products. This initiative aligns with Egypt's hope to achieve real economic growth, where energy plays a key role. During the ceremony, the Engineers Syndicate recognized Schneider Electric's role, praised its long-term cooperation with the syndicate, and continuous endeavours in investing in human resources, one of Egypt’s most valuable assets.

    “Schneider Electric is keen to cooperate with top organizations, institutions, and local companies to train their team members and employees on the latest applications and solutions in energy efficiency. Schneider Electric believes that providing professional training to engineers boosts performance across all sectors, particularly those that rely on efficient use of energy,” said Eng. Hany Shaltout, Director of Solutions Development, Prescription & Customer Training, Schneider Electric Egypt and North East Africa. “Our memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers will help achieve this objective - which is of particular importance for Egypt moving forward to a new phase of development and economic growth - by executing a number of significant development and mega engineering projects.”

    Under the memorandum of understanding, Schneider Electric will be responsible for providing the equipment needed for training, in addition to training the participants that will be designated by the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers in cooperation with Schneider Electric. The company will host an annual symposium to showcase latest technologies on energy management and efficiency. The training programs will be available on the Schneider Electric website www.myenergyuniversity.com

    In return, the Egyptian syndicate of Engineers will handle the administrative tasks and will be responsible for fully financing and handling administrative issues, as well as providing training facilities and labs.

    “The Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers constantly seeks to introduce best practices to syndicate members by training them on the latest applications and solutions in various sectors,” said Eng. Tarek Al Nabarawy, President of the Engineers Syndicate. “We are keen to cooperate with any organization that is interested in providing training programs to our members, including private companies, that are regarded to be key partners in community development. Recently, we signed a memorandum of understanding with Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, aiming to provide syndicate members with specialized training programs, to build their skills and expertise. Our cooperation with Schneider Electric is not the first of its kind, as Schneider Electric has previously organized training programs for syndicate members on the latest applications in various fields such as energy management, automation, people and networks security, among others.”

    Schneider Electric works closely with a number of universities, education and training centers, companies, and syndicates to launch specialized programs aiming to build the skills and expertise of engineers and specialists in Egypt. The company has cooperated with Ain Shams University to train engineering students on energy management systems, in order to educate them about Schneider Electric's latest solutions in energy efficiency, which offer the highest rates of performance.

    For more information about the training programs of the training center, please visit the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers website
    http://eea.org.eg/.

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