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Mobily, Huawei launch first Joint ICT Academy

RIYADH, January 27, 2019

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a mobile network operator in Saudi Arabia, and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, have launched the first Joint ICT Academy among operators in the kingdom.

The academy’s opening ceremony was held on January 24, at the Mobily headquarters, in the presence of Maziad Al Harbi, chief technology officer at Mobily; and Huawei’s chief executive officer for Saudi Arabia Zhang Dongliang, said a statement from the company.

The facility is aimed at minimising the gap between the vision 2030 talent demand and the supply in the ICT industry, it stated.

Both Mobily and Huawei have developed a new elites programme to embrace the 2030 ICT vision - which provides Mobily ICT employees with knowledge, equips them with the needed skills for future challenges and ultimately develops the Saudi ICT sector, it added.

Al Harbi said: “We are passionate to join forces with Huawei to ensure that Saudi Arabia remains at the forefront of the latest trends and technologies.”

“Innovation is vital to enabling the kingdom to transform into a digital country, and at Mobily we are committed to deploying the most advanced technologies. That is why we are aiming to cultivate 300 Huawei certified ICT talents for Mobily before 2020,” remarked Al Harbi.

Dongliang said: “We are proud that Mobily has selected our company as a partner to help them align with the kingdom’s vision.”

“Our vision is to empower this region’s generation and develop the necessary talents and skills that would help accelerate the country’s digital transformation,” he added.

The Joint ICT Academy, said the top official, will also give the chance to college students who have demonstrated interest in the ICT sector to enroll.

The academy hosts multiple creative learning resources such as books, lab guides, eLearning (Cloud Learning), online tests, along with various simulation tools, he added. – TradeArabia News Service


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