Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) has agreed a new partnership with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) which aims to improve the training of specialist technicians in the UAE.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed between the two parties, trainees will be prepared for employment as "wafer fabrication technicians" at the upcoming 300mm leading-edge fabrication facility to be constructed in Abu Dhabi by GlobalFoundries.
The programme will consist of six months of preparatory training in Abu Dhabi, followed by two years of training in Singapore.
"This marks another important milestone in our continued investment in, and development of, human capital resources and local talent to play a critical role in the establishment of a sustainable and vibrant technology ecosystem in Abu Dhabi," commented Ibrahim Ajami, chief executive officer of ATIC.
He also hailed the MoU as an "exciting new step in the evolution of Abu Dhabi's strong working relationship with Singapore".
Created in 2008, ATIC is a technology investment company wholly owned by the government of Abu Dhabi.