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Alstom Turkey signs MoU with Haydarpasa Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School for educational cooperation

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26 December 2019 – Alstom Turkey and Haydarpasa Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework of cooperation and coordination between the two parties in the fields of railway training and career development.  The MoU was signed by Mr. Lutfi Cevahir, the Principal of Haydarpasa Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, and Mrs. Arban Citak, Alstom Turkey Managing Director, on 24 December 2019.

As part of the agreement, the cooperation focuses on raising awareness about the railway industry among students at Haydarpasa Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School. It also aims at equipping the students with the necessary skills to be pioneers in the railway industry.

The initial activities of this cooperation will include a special “Rail Systems Awareness” training with focus on electrical, signaling, civil work, and rolling stock. This training will be led by Alstom engineers. Furthermore, “Interview Techniques” and “CV Writing Techniques” trainings will be offered to the students and will be facilitated by Alstom Human Resources.

"This cooperation will contribute to the development of our young and qualified students and will certainly empower them to be ready and competent when they enter the increasingly growing railway market in Turkey. Alstom Turkey has great expertise in railways and smart mobility, and we are happy to transfer knowledge to our local talents", says Arban Citak, Alstom Turkey Managing Director.

Alstom Turkey’s Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) team was established on voluntary basis under the leadership of Alstom Turkey Managing Director in 2018 and has been contributing to many significant and impactful activities including the recent cooperation with Haydarpasa Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School for educational cooperation.

Alstom has been present in Turkey for over 70 years. Istanbul office serves as the regional headquarter for the MEA region and a regional center for signalling and system projects. All bidding, project management, design, purchasing, engineering, maintenance services for signalling and system projects in the MEA region are conducted from Istanbul. Turkey is a main hub for exporting qualified local talents to work in Alstom’s regional projects.