Monday 24 September 2018

Huawei launches ICT skill competition in Bahrain

MANAMA, October 9, 2017

Huawei has launched its ICT Skill Competition 2017 in Bahrain across three universities in the Kingdom, in conjunction with local government partners, Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, EDB and Tamkeen.

The ICT Skill Competition is being held under the patronage of Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT).

Participating universities include the University of Bahrain, Bahrain polytechnic and Ahlia University. A recruitment roadshow will be conducted throughout all the universities, with around 200 students expected to participate. Registration for the competition will be open until October 20.

The competition goes through several stages, beginning with choosing and qualifying a national team, which will compete with 12 other teams from across the world for the first prize in Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China in December.

Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed said, “Human resource is the most important asset for Bahrain. This is a fantastic opportunity for Bahrain’s students to receive hands-on training and education in complex, cutting-edge ICT concepts from a global ICT leader like Huawei. Huawei’s ICT Skill Competition enables the best young minds we have in Bahrain, giving them real-life experience outside of the classroom. This is something that will serve them well in the future, and will allow them to give back to Bahrain.”

“I am very proud of Huawei’s contributions to Bahrain’s economic growth, as well as its admirable dedication to social responsibility in the development of the young minds who will doubtlessly serve as the kingdom’s next generation of leaders,” stated Qi Zhenhong, the Chinese Ambassador to Bahrain.

“China and Bahrain have developed a close relationship typified by economic partnership, especially across the public and private sectors. Now both countries are in the period of digital transformation, let’s cooperate together to achieve further development”.

“We at Huawei are more determined than ever to act on our commitment to nurturing the local ICT talent of its partners through knowledge transfer and education. The future lays in the hands of our youth, and here in Bahrain, the government and the people have made it clear that they want to develop their young talent into the ICT experts of tomorrow,” said Paul Fengnan, CEO of Huawei Bahrain.

The final winners of the international competition at Huawei’s Shenzhen Headquarters will be celebrated with a variety of certificates, trophies, and prizes, with the most outstanding team receiving $30,000 in cash. The next two teams will share second place, followed by three teams who will be awarded third place. The remaining seven will receive “Excellence” prizes, while six tutors and five academies will be recognized with “Excellent Tutor” and “Best Academy” accolades.

The competition tests competitors on their knowledge of cloud computing, switching, routing, and network security. – TradeArabia News Service

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