TAI Signed Cooperation Protocols with 16 Universities

Issue 80 - March 2018

Within the scope of “Trainee Engineer Program”, TAI signed a protocol with 16 universities by holding a signing ceremony. The program was initiated with the aim to train new engineers and provide them with new abilities during their training within the scope of university-industry cooperation. In the program, the students are able to work as a trainee at TAI at least 1 day a week and relevant fees will be paid for their efforts at TAI.

TAI, with its successful and significant cooperation in Turkey with the participation of 16 universities for the Trainee Engineer Program, made another important step to ensure direct contribution to the Turkish Defense Industry. 

 The protocol was signed between 13 university rectors and TAI Chairman Prof. Oğuz Borat and TAI General Manager Assoc. Prof. Temel Kotil. Prof. Orhan Aydın – Council of Higher Education’s Supervisory Board Member and Chairman Advisor also attended the ceremony.  Speaking on the signed protocol, General Manager Assoc. Prof. Temel Kotil emphasized the importance of the trainee engineer program.

Assoc. Prof. Temel Kotil notes that the general academic average of the trainee engineers that were  participating with TAI is quite high, but high grades cannot be the only determining factor for employment standards. Assoc. Prof. Kotil also emphasized the importance of working during university education years and stated that the employment figures should be increased for the success of the ongoing projects within the company.

What is Trainee Engineer Program?

3rd or 4th year students from the departments of engineering such as mechanical, electrical-electronics / communication, aviation, aeronautical, space, industry, computer, metallurgy and materials, chemistry and mechatronics will be able to participate in the program. Candidates who will work as trainee engineers will work at TAI for at least 1 full day per week. In the cities where the company does not operate, TAI engineers will go to universities and work with students. Students will be insured by the universities throughout their time of study, and fees will be paid for TAI studies.