Abu Dhabi-based Strata Manufacturing, a composite aerostructures company, recently graduated 62 Emirati nationals–60 women and two men–from an intensive 10-month course that provides the students with the core competencies needed to become composite aircraft technicians. The course forms part of a longer 22-month program of study that includes on-the-job training at Strata, Mubadala Aerospace’s advanced composite aerostructures plant in Al Ain.
Homaid Al Shemmari, executive director of Mubadala Aerospace, said, “Strata lies at the heart of what will be one of the largest and most important aerospace hubs in the world. The young people graduating today are the aerospace industry leaders of tomorrow, and I am proud of what they have achieved and look forward to their future successes in the aerospace industry.”
In line with its Economic Vision 2030, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Executive Council has committed to fund further training and development programs at Strata aimed at supporting Strata’s 50 percent UAE nationals target. Strata is a leading employer of UAE nationals in Al Ain.