Huawei opens ICT Skill Competition in the Middle East
The competition is aimed at university students to better equip future generations
Huawei has launched its Middle East ICT Skill Competition 2017 with the aim of unearthing and nurturing local talent in the region.
The initiative is aimed at university students to enhance the quality of future ICT professionals, increase ICT competitiveness, support local communities and drive digital transformation across the Middle East.
The competition material is based on advanced IP and IT material, and tests competitors on their knowledge of cloud computing, switching, routing, and network security.
Huawei expects 10 countries to participate, and already 80 universities from the region have registered to compete. Participants will have to face two rounds of selective examinations at both local and nation level, from which the top 13 skilled teams will be selected to travel to Huawei's home in Shenzhen, China.
The team that comes in first place will be awarded $30,000, and runner ups will be granted certificates and prizes and a fully paid trip to Huawei's HQ to gain insider knowledge.
Charles Yang, Huawei ME president, said: "The future of ICT progress lays in the hands of our students, and by developing platforms and programs that allow them to grow and mature into experts, we can better equip the next generation of technology leaders.
"We are committed to supporting governments in the region as they work towards achieving their national targets. We do this by fostering lasting relationships with all levels of society, from business leaders to students. The ICT Skill Competition allows us to work closely with the future champions of industry, using the Huawei way to grow a generation that will drive the digital transformation forward."
The final stage of the competition will take place between 11-15 December in Shenzhen, China.