FedEx express and injaz al-arab host high school business challenge as part of uae innovation month

With the support of 30 FedEx Express team members, expert trainers from Injaz Al-Arab took the students through various exercises within the marketing, financing and operational aspects of a business.

  
Students from The Winchester School in Dubai mentored by FedEx Express team members during the Innovation Camp.

Students from The Winchester School in Dubai mentored by FedEx Express team members during the Innovation Camp.

DUBAI, U.A.E.,:– FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, and Injaz Al-Arab, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, hosted an Innovation Camp today for 240 Grade 10 students from The Winchester School in Dubai, as part of the UAE Innovation Month.

With the support of 30 FedEx Express team members, expert trainers from Injaz Al-Arab took the students through various exercises within the marketing, financing and operational aspects of a business. Students were also trained on the use of critical thinking, planning, problem-solving and interpersonal skills through real-world examples. The innovation-focused session also introduced various career options, including entrepreneurship.

The students, in groups of 10, were tasked with submitting business ideas that tested their abilities to apply these newly acquired skills. Their submissions were evaluated by FedEx Express judges based on the level of innovation and market viability. The winning team will be matched with job-shadowing opportunities to gain real-world experience and mentorship.

The aim of the Innovation Camp is to support the UAE’s youth to effectively contribute to the economic development of their societies, and become the business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future.

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About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.

Corporate Overview

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $69 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 490,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.

About Injaz UAE

INJAZ UAE is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAW), one of the world’s largest nonprofit business education organizations, reaching over 10 million students a year in +100-member countries. It serves as a nexus between the business community, educators and volunteers working together to empower young people to own their economic success.

Established in 2005, INJAZ UAE has impacted over 50,000 students through delivering cutting-edge, experiential volunteer-based programs in work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

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