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Huawei, Ahlia University to establish ICT academy in Bahrain

MANAMA, 25 days ago

Huawei has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Ahlia University in Bahrain to establish Huawei ICT Academy and develop a research group focused on Internet of Things (IoT). 
 
The agreements aim to bring smart solutions to the University’s research centres and strengthen the skills and capabilities of students in the ICT sector by providing quality courses and support services for the university experts and students via the Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy program (HAINA).
 
The MoU was signed by Jason Cao, CEO of Huawei Bahrain, and Professor Abdulla Yusuf Abdulwahab Al Hawaj, Founding President, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ahlia University, in the presence of Lixiangyu (Spacelee), Vice President of Huawei Middle East, Professor Mansoor Ahmed Hasan Al A’ali, President of Ahlia University, and other representatives from both parties.
 
Under this partnership, Huawei will establish its ICT Academy at Ahlia University to deliver training programs to instructors and students through HAINA and utilise the company’s global expertise in the ICT sector to meet the local students’ requirements and build their capacities. Huawei will also support the University in building the IoT research group in collaboration with the college of IT and engineering with the aim to empower students in the IoT field and achieve the first pilot project titled “Sustainability and Life Quality in Smart Bahrain Cities”. 
 
The main objective of this strategic partnership is to further build the local ICT talent ecosystem in Bahrain and help achieve the digital transformation vision that the kingdom aspires to.
 
Commenting on this partnership, Cao said: “Huawei is committed to building local ICT talents and enable the future generation of leaders in Bahrain that will ultimately support the kingdom’s ICT ecosystem and contribute towards the realisation of Bahrain’s digital transformation journey and the development of its digital economy. We are proud to partner with a Ahlia University to empower and nurture their students and support in upskilling their ICT capabilities through our global expertise and world-class training programmes.”
 
From his side, Professor Abdulla Yusuf Abdulwahab Al Hawai, Founding President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ahlia University, said: “At Ahlia University, our main objective is to continuously provide our students with the necessary tools that will ultimately empower them to contribute towards the Kingdom’s digital transformation journey. Partnering with a global technology company like Huawei showcases our commitment to bring the best training available in the ICT sector and develop our students’ ICT skills to play a role in the nation’s development journey.”
 
Launched in 2013, the Huawei ICT Academy helps universities cultivate ICT talent that meets industry requirements, providing high-quality workforce for the sector’s development. As a leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei advocates for an open, shared, ICT talent ecosystem that benefits all parties. Through this initiative, Huawei builds a talent supply chain covering the entire process of learning, certification, and employment—by deepening the cooperation mechanism between universities and enterprises, aiming to promote industry development, and innovate talent development models based on enterprise requirements. -- Tradearabia News Service
 



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