The biggest training boot- camp for technical education students in Egypt was launched and completed, and the participating students went through various stages in the competition, aiming to achieve their dreams and reach the finals, to compete for the first position in the competition.

The enthusiasm and diligence of the students have emerged to achieve this goal through the camp and through their prototypes, which was an outstanding proof of the success of their ideas and that they have worked thoroughly, and notable development of their skill in presenting and marketing their products that appeared in front of the judging panel in the semi-finals.

As for the results of the semifinal stage are scheduled to be announced within days, only 15 teams will qualify for the final stage, having 5 teams in each track, the industrial track, the hotel and agricultural track and the track of renewable energy and logistics.

The qualified teams up to the next stage of the competition have to challenge themselves even harder by making more effort, to compete for the first positions in each track, to deserve the support and incubation by the Academy of Scientific Research, to transform their ideas into project producing a real outcome from their dedication and work on the ground and see its success concretely.

The students will present their ideas again in front of the judging panel, as for the winners they will be determined at the closing ceremony as the final stage of the competition, which will be held on the 16th of October, by crowning the best ideas in each track.

Many people look at technical education students as inefficient and inferior to the rest of the students, despite the wrong perspective and societal image of students of technical education and underestimating their abilities, these students presented an astonishing and innovative ideas that enabled them to qualify to the second phase of the competition, they will receive training and be qualified to implement their ideas, and how to manage their project, workshops are scheduled to start on 28 August in different governorates, and will be hold for five consecutive days.

Students will be trained in 11 governorates participating in the competition for five days, the training will begin in Alexandria and Aswan in the first day, followed by Al-Sharkia Governorate, Al-Fayoum and Al-Menofia on the second day, the province of Bani Suef, Damietta and Gharbia on the third day, The Red Sea province and Port Said on the fourth day, it is concluded in Ismailia on the fifth day.

Eligible students move to the next phase, a closed five-day camp to implement ideas effectively, this is after they have been qualified according to certain criteria in preparation for the final filtration by which the winners will be identified and who will receive support for the execution their projects on the ground.

Technical education is the foundation of the industry of the future, it is, therefore, necessary to create a stimulating environment to support and develop the entrepreneurial system and the development of the small and medium enterprises by supporting and guiding young people at an early age, especially students of technical education schools.

Fanni Mobtaker competition creates this environment and provides all forms of technical, financial and logistical support to the outstanding projects of technical education outputs in Egypt, This is what is being achieved through workshops in the 11 governorates that participates in the competition, Students receive training and guidance and are given the basic skills and knowledge needed to develop their ideas and turn them into a profitable project.

Through the workshops now in place, students' skills and abilities to carry out special and useful projects for Egyptian society are demonstrated, and their ability to produce prototypes of their ideas that we choose the best of them to qualify to the 4-day camp from September 29 to October 2, This will include 41 projects, they will have a strong competition to qualify for the next stages of the competition, which will be held at the Ministry of Communications's Creativity Complex in Borg al Arab.

Only 30 teams will qualify from the camp for the exhibition and then qualify to 15 teams after proving their eligibility to reach the final stage of the competition, that will be held on the 16th of October, in which the three teams that won the first positions will be chosen in the three tracks set for the competition, they will be supported and incubated by the Academy Of Scientific Research & Technology to transform their enterprises into startups.

The initial numbers of participation in Fanni Mobtaker Competition 2019 were recognized after filtration phase showing the detailed percentage of those who qualified for the next stage, and the female participation appeared to be almost double the number compared to the previous year, and with distinguished ideas, the number of ladies were equal to the number of men participating in the competition.

Twenty-eight ideas were qualified from Alexandria governorate, 21 from Aswan governorate, 16 from Port Said governorate, 16 from Al Gharbia Governorate, 9 ideas from Ismailia Governorate, 8 ideas from the Red Sea Governorate, 6 ideas from Fayoum Governorate, 5 ideas from Al Sharkia Governorate, 3 ideas from Menofia Governorate, 2 ideas from Bani Suef Governorate and 1 idea from Damietta Governorate.

Dr.Amr Suleiman, the representative of WISE, commented that he is very happy to see the youth secure and develop their future instead of waiting for a governmental job or remain unemployed, and presenting new ideas to society, and the greatest success is not winning, but the change that happened to the participants in their personality and way of thinking.

Islam Mujahed, who is responsible for logistics in the competition, said that the ratio of ladies participating in the competition is almost the double compared to the previous year and that there is an obvious development of ideas, most of them uses solar energy.

ENG/Hesham Wahby, project administrator, said that there is transparency in the competition, each step is implemented is taking into consideration the standards that set by partners, every action is taken with previously defined plan, and 80% of decision-makers do not belong to a specific partner to ensure impartiality, and he explained the role of ideaspace company in the coming period, it will organize training workshops in different governorates to enable the students to develop their idea and implement them into prototypes.

The training of qualified teams in all governorates is scheduled to be held and directed through specialized and trained experts in each field to help students, and to teach them business, leadership and project management, They will then be filtered again according to certain criteria and be supported on one hand to complete the course of the competition and on the other hand to turn their ideas into real projects on the ground.

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