Honeywell Empowers Students with Educational and Career Programmes at Qatar University

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Honeywell Empowers Students with Educational and Career Programmes at Qatar University

Initiative Includes Graduate Recruitment, Career Development and Summer Placement Programs

DOHA, Qatar, May 11, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced the launch of an integrated education, training and career development program in association with Qatar University. The initiative is designed to encourage and help more of the country’s students to pursue careers in technical fields such as engineering.

As part of the program, Honeywell will provide students with work experience opportunities, donate simulation solutions to enhance their learning experiences and drive educational workshops and lectures led by industry experts.

Among the key programs to be offered is Honeywell Process Solution’s (HPS) Junior Engineer Training Program (JetPro), a one-year graduate development program that provides both technical and non-technical job skills to newly graduated engineers through classroom instruction, on-the-job training and mentoring. The university’s students will also have access to  Honeywell UOP’s Career Development Program and an eight-week summer placement with Honeywell.

“This career development program linked to education underscores the commitment extended by HPS President Norm Gilsdorf to His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, Qatar’s Minister of State for International Cooperation and Acting Minister of Business and Trade, H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, to further strengthen our partnerships with Qatar, especially in developing a knowledge economy,” said James King, General Manager, Honeywell Technology Solutions Qatar. “These educational and career development programs are in line with our corporate social responsibility for Qatar. We believe in serving as active partners in the growth plans of the countries where we operate.”

As a first step, HPS will donate a UniSim process simulator that will give students first-hand exposure to state-of-the-art technology. In association with the Qatar University branch of the Society of Chemical Engineers, Honeywell experts will also participate as guest speakers at lectures to ensure that students can take advantage of their on-the-job experience and practical knowledge.

 “The active involvement of global organizations like Honeywell is a source of inspiration and encouragement for our students,” said Dr. Mazen Hasna, dean of Qatar University’s College of Engineering. These programs not only open doors to new educational experiences, but also provide students with rewarding career opportunities, which are extremely important now in meeting the Qatarisation goals of the country.”

In 2009, Honeywell announced an academic and industrial collaboration program with King Faisal University (KFU) in Dammam.

For more information about Honeywell, visit www.honeywell.com.

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.

For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access www.honeywell.com/ps

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