Boeing Global Engagement
Boeing aligns its Global Engagement strategy with local government aspirations and market needs. Therefore, Boeing uses charitable contributions, sponsorship funds and in-kind donations to address the people development, unemployment, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education needs in the region.
Over the years, Boeing has supported numerous organizations to address UAE’s community needs. Some of the organizations include: Indemaj, creating SMART rooms in schools in rural areas; Action Care, to train caregivers on how to maximize children’s development early; INJAZ UAE on business and entrepreneurship skills; Planet Finance, on micro-financing entrepreneurs through the Khalifa Fund; and Emirates Foundation to help women become teacher’s assistants.
Education and employability are Boeing Middle East’s focus, and Boeing works to provide high-quality programs and opportunities for educational professionals and Arab youth.
In December 2012, we launched the International Business Intern program. The annual program allows students to spend six months working in the United States at the Commercial Airplanes facility in Renton, Wash. In 2015, Boeing, Mubadala and ADEC launched an 18-week co-op program in which up to 10 engineering students can work as interns in the U.S. to better understand the world of aerospace engineering.
Currently, Boeing is working with Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Education Council and Iridescent, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization, to teach STEM learning through hands-on engineering design challenges.
Boeing is also working with Action Care on a program designed to build human and social capital by helping youth gain skills that can be applied for success on a personal, professional and community level. The program has undergone extensive development within the UAE to more effectively address learning gaps and the specific challenges experienced by migrant students enrolled in charity schools in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.
Last revised November 2017.