Sparking interest in STEM

Sparking interest in STEM

A decade ago, positions such as Aerostructure Technician and Semiconductor Process Engineer did not exist for Emiratis. Today, UAE nationals are working at the frontlines of Abu Dhabi’s rapidly diversifying economy and advancing the emirate’s position in global sectors.


The challenge is ensuring that highly skilled local talent is growing apace with demand.

Preparing the UAE’s workforce to seize the career opportunities available takes a long-term approach that begins with youth – and parents.

Mubadala is helping ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects through a range of programs that spark interest and encourage youth and their families to think about a wider spectrum of opportunities. By raising awareness about STEM skills and how they form the basis for meaningful careers in Abu Dhabi’s new industries, we are helping develop a skilled local workforce to support continued economic growth.

Inspiring a new generation of professionals


Number of Tech Quest students since 2010


Students who are interested in pursuing a STEM degree after experiencing Tech Quest