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Young talents showcase projects at EmiratesSkills National Competition

Young talents showcase projects at EmiratesSkills National Competition
23 Apr 2024 08:55

SARA ALZAABI (ABU DHABI)

The 15th EmiratesSkills National Competition (ESNC), kicked off at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi on Monday, witnessing vibrant participation from Emirati youth.

Held under the title, “Skills for a Sustainable Future”, the event sees UAE youth competing in 26 technical and vocational skills, including aircraft maintenance, industrial control, and mechanical engineering CAD, and more.

Organised by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET), the three-day event running from April 22-24 attracted youth between the ages of 16 and 21.

The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is participating in the competition as an education partner, showcasing student projects related to technology.

Fatima Almahri, a student from HCT’s Security and Forensics Department, presented a project titled “A Centralised Platform for Software Composition Analysis for Federal Entities of the UAE” which integrates advanced threat intelligence systems to enhance software security in the UAE’s Federal entities, ensuring confidentiality and improving threat detection capabilities.

Another project, titled “Performing Aircraft Inspections Using Drones”, by Shamma Al Mazrouei and Mona Al Mansoori from the Aviation department at the HCT, involves a modified drone designed to enhance safety in maintenance tasks.It features a de-icing pipe to reduce ice contamination, a camera for recording inspection procedures, and a beam torch to improve the quality of the records.

Also participating in the competition is Eissa Alblooshi, an electrical engineering student at the HCT, with her project “Paving the Way for Sustainable Energy: Exploring Electric Power Generating Floors”.

The project aims to drive technical innovation through a shift in culture towards eco-friendly solutions, broadening acceptance, making a positive environmental effect, and empowering individuals with sustainable behaviours.

The project has been able to generate power, as it captured energy produced by the gearbox and pinions using a full-wave rectifier. Isolating bacteria from various samples of locally produced bottled drinking water in the UAE, Mezna Aljneibi, Shamma Alsuwaidi, and Dhoua AlAli from the HCT’s Health Sciences Division, presented a project titled “Isolation, Identification, and Antibiotic Sensitivity Profiling of Pathogenic Bacteria from Bottled Drinking Water”.

Their project involves sub-culturing the isolated bacteria and identifying them using different microbiological and biochemical methods.

Additionally, antibiotic sensitivity testing is conducted to determine the resistance profiles of the isolated bacteria.

One of the skills sponsors for the competition is the Abu Dhabi-based Middle East Industrial Training Institute (MEITI), which aims to provide comprehensive training and certification to both local and international students in the Non-destructive Testing and Welding Sector across the Middle East.

The event sees the UAE youth competing in 26 technical and vocational skills, including aircraft maintenance, industrial control, and mechanical engineering CAD, and more

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