HCT to Partner with Huawei to Develop Training Programs at the Huawei ICT Academy
The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), the UAE’s largest applied higher education institution, will collaborate with global technology giant Huawei to develop and share training programs in ICT technologies at the Huawei ICT Academy, after the parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, on the sidelines of 40th GITEX Technology Week 2020 exhibition and conference held at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The MoU was signed by HE Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, HCT President & CEO, and Mr. Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, in the presence of representatives from both parties.
The agreement aims to support the transfer of ICT knowledge and technologies between both parties, whereby Huawei, as a recognized international leader in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), will deliver and promote Huawei training and certification programs to HCT through the Huawei ICT Academy. In addition, it will provide Huawei Certification Academy Instructor (HCAI) training services for professional instructors; providing knowledge transfer opportunities and internship programs to HCT students, as well as supporting ICT conferences and events organized with HCT.
Under the terms of the MoU, the HCT will provide classrooms and other required teaching facilities to support the training and development cooperation, as well as faculty members to undergo the HCAI training. HCT will also add the HAINA Network training and certification course to its curriculum, which qualifies HCT students to earn an internationally accredited ICT certificate from the Huawei ICT Academy.
Furthermore, both parties will collaborate to liaise with local industry stakeholders to provide specialized training opportunities for ICT specialists, as well as to address the ICT skills requirements of the UAE’s ICT industry and the relevant training opportunities.
Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, HCT President and CEO, highlighted the importance of this collaboration with Huawei which ensures the development and growth of HCT’s Computer Information Science program, as well as providing specialized training programs for its students and faculty, aligned with the latest, global future skills and needs.
He added that the HCT has made quantum leaps in institutional and educational digital transformation through optimal investment in its technological infrastructure, in order to provide an advanced, agile and innovative learning environment. “The HCT strategy gives top priority to equipping students with the skills and competencies required for dealing with changes with great efficiency. This agreement provides students and faculty with ICT training that qualifies them to receive accredited specialized certification and enables them to innovate technology based ideas and solutions via the Huawei ICT Academy,” Dr. Al Shamsi said.
Mr. Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, said: “Huawei is committed to promoting ICT industry development in the UAE, in line with digital UAE and the national vision, and aims to support the long-term socio-economic growth and sustainability goals.”
Over the last decade, Huawei has been able to help address the digital talent gap by investing heavily in our Seeds for the Future flagship program, which aims to focus on the ICT future generation, nurture ICT local talents and build the ICT ecosystem in the UAE through working with government authorities, colleges and universities to identity, support and grow the future leaders of ICT, to pursue their national agendas for digital transformation and achieve the ambitious targets of the UAE,” he added.