America's Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center holds several regional competitions for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) on an annual basis among university students in Egypt, Hong Kong, Scotland, Russia, and other countries to augment the educational experience for students and to improve the students' preparation for the workplace through the maritime and land technical training. MATE's mission is the study and development of marine technology and professional development for secondary and technical schools and institutes and colleges that focus on a wide range of marine technologies and marine workplace skills. Based on the results of those regional competitions one final international competition is to be held in the United States, where the winning contestants will be qualified for competing among themselves and repechage to win the international competition.
As the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) sponsors scientific research in the field of communications in order to develop the telecommunications industry and keep pace with the rapid pace of technology advancements, NTRA represented in the Research and Development Department supports and sponsors the technical college students for the implementation of some research projects in the field of communications and information technology. NTRA participates in the regional competition of MATE Center that will be held in Egypt and oversees its organization.
Under the auspices and support of NTRA Four Egyptian teams have won the Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) competition which was held in Egypt. They have been qualified for the finals in the international competition that will be held in the United States in the period from June 23 to June 25 in Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas. NTRA will attend the ROVs competition to wind up its mission in supporting and sponsoring the participating students from Egypt, as it will oversee and supervise their efficient and meritorious participation, wishing them all success.