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MENAFN - Arab News - 13/01/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Around 70 fifth graders from the King Faisal School got to experience first-hand a day in the life of an engineer at a global electrical facility in Riyadh

The students visited the factory of ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies that enables utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact

The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people

During the visit, these young visitors were given the opportunity to experience what it feels like to work at an industrial production facility.



The students were invited to ABB's factory in the Second Industrial Zone in Riyadh as part of a recent school field tri



During the three-hour factory tour, these young children got to see and explore production lines in operation and learn about the importance of occupational health and safety in the work plac



The students were accompanied by Ahmad Hawari, department head at the Primary Years Program (PYP), and Bilal Harb, Wael Rmah and Nashid Mohamme



The students were led and guided by ABB's Country HR Manager, Zeid Al-Rumaihi, and other management team member

They were briefed on the role electrical industries play in the development of Saudi Arabia and its importance in the modern day

These youngsters, along with their teachers and supervisors, were pleasantly surprised by the level of professionalism demonstrated by ABB's state-of-the-art factorie



"It changed my perception that factories were always dirty and dangerous," said one of the students during the tour of the automation factory, where panels for communication networks are produced

The field trip was a collaborative effort between ABB in Saudi Arabia's management and King Faisal School's PYP Principal, Ahmad Naml



In a first-of-its-kind move, ABB in Saudi Arabia intends to provide young students with real hands-on experience in order to see for themselves what a job in a factory really entail

The students listened to presentations by volunteers from each functional area, describing the products and how they are made

King Faisal School is a non-profit institution and one of the most important academic projects sponsored and developed by the King Faisal Foundatio

The school lies on a beautiful, aesthetically-designed campus in the Diplomatic Quarters in the capital. It is geared to develop young people through a rigorous national and international program of study. KFS students are encouraged to attain academic excellence based on a foundation of faith, knowledge and work in order to help create a sustainable, peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect

"This was a great experience, not only for the students, but for us as well," said one of the teachers who accompanied the students."

We learned a lot and we are so grateful to ABB's management in Saudi Arabia for giving us an opportunity to visit the factories, he added.

Visitors were given presentations about ABB's business, products, technology and services and were particularly impressed by ABB's teamwork.

The tour concluded with a buffet luncheon set up in a special tent erected on the ABB factory premises and special gifts were presented to all the visitors. Summing up their visit to ABB, many said it had exceeded their expectations. The factory tour was our "best ever," they said

 


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