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 worked closely with the UAE to support the achievement of the country’s objectives and ambitions. Boeing is also proud to support science education and leadership training in the UAE through work with community partners. Those include four non-profit university partners and three internship apprenticeship programs for the UAE youth, with an estimated investment value of $2.9M, since 2007.
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 and Amideast UAE 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.
Boeing collaborated with Amideast UAE and Pure Minds Education to launch the “STEM Pioneers Program,” an empowering educational program that uses STEM, with a focus on aerospace. The six-month program, launched during Expo 2020, directly benefits more than 180 students aged 13 to 15 from five private schools in Dubai.
Boeing worked with Education for Employment (EFE) as part of an expanded regional partnership to launch a digital marketing training program for young female Emirati entrepreneurs to successfully launch their new businesses. The program aimed to provide 50 Emirati female entrepreneurs with the digital marketing skills needed for today’s digital economy.
Boeing is a proud partner of two aviation and aerospace-focused universities in the UAE: Khalifa University (since 2012) and Emirates Aviation University (since 2017), supporting hands-on experiences that enhance classroom learning through multi-student design projects and competitions, with emphasis on team participation. Funding also supports enhancements to classroom curriculum that strengthen the education experience and skills development.
Recently, Boeing collaborated with Emirates Aviation University (EAU) for the fifth time on its annual Water Rocket Competition. Close to 100 students and future engineers across 12 UAE schools participated.