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Huawei to empower KFU students with digital skills

- TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

Huawei, a global provider of informatio­n and communicat­ions technology (ICT) infrastruc­ture and smart devices, and King Faisal University have signed a memorandum of understand­ing to enhance local digital skills in Saudi Arabia through Huawei’s ICT Academy Program. The agreement aims to provide the university with advanced technologi­es to nurture and empower university students.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Ohali, president of King Faisal University, and Eric Yang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Dr. Meqbel bin Mishari Aleidan, vice president for studies, developmen­t and community engagement; Dr. Mohammed bin

Abdul Aziz Aldhafer, assistant of head of innovation and business developmen­t sector; Dr. Adel Sharar Aldalbahi, dean of College of Engineerin­g and supervisor of industrial relations and technology transfer, as well as senior executives and staff from both parties.

Developing ICT skills is vital for realizing Saudi Vision 2030, which has digital transforma­tion as a key pillar. While the Kingdom has made tremendous progress in developing its ICT skills base, its ambitious digitalfir­st developmen­t program requires an enhanced ICT talent ecosystem.

Al-Ohali said: “The appetite for advanced technologi­es among the young local talents in Saudi Arabia is very high. Therefore, we are confident the collaborat­ion with a leadtools,

technology company such as Huawei will be a great success. Having a partner that provides global expertise is key to realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. This collaborat­ion reflects our commitment to preparing the future generation to play a key role in the country’s transforma­tion journey.”

CEO Yang said: “Huawei is proud to partner with a leading university such as King Faisal as part of our continuous efforts to support universiti­es in the Kingdom and cultivate ICT talent that meets industry requiremen­ts, providing a high-quality talent for industry developmen­t. By deepening the cooperatio­n with Saudi universiti­es and enterprise­s, we can promote industry developmen­t and innovate talent developmen­t models based on enterprise requiremen­ts.”

Aliedan, meanwhile, said: “As a major ICT vendor, Huawei will introduce our students to the latest technologi­es that are relevant for the marketplac­e. This will, in turn, help our nation advance its developmen­t objectives and digital transforma­tion requiremen­ts. We look forward to many more years of cooperatio­n with Huawei as we jointly work together to advance the ICT sector in the Kingdom.”

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.

 ?? Supplied ?? The MoU was signed by Dr. Mohammed Al-Ohali, president of King Faisal University, and Eric Yang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia.
Supplied The MoU was signed by Dr. Mohammed Al-Ohali, president of King Faisal University, and Eric Yang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia.

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