Tuesday 22 January 2019

Huawei names finalists of ICT contest in Bahrain

MANAMA, December 25, 2017

Huawei, a global provider of ICT solutions, has announced the end of the Bahrain chapter of its ICT Skills Competition 2017.

Aimed at universities and students, the competition seeks to recognize and nurture the region’s finest ICT talent. The winners have earned a trip to China at the end of December, where they will compete with international finalists and receive knowledge training from top executives at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen.

 The announcement was made at an event in Capital Club, Bahrain Financial Harbour attended by representatives from Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, Economic Development Board (EDB), and Tamkeen, and four universities.

The ICT Skill Competition was made possible through strong partnerships under the patronage of Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications with direct support of the EDB and the Tamkeen, as well as the support from the four participating universities: University of Bahrain, Bahrain Polytechnic, Ahlia University and AMA International University.

Out of all the students who signed up for the preliminary, top 10 in the national final were awarded with prizes. Ultimately, top 3 students from the University of Bahrain were chosen for the international final. They are now in China to compete internationally.

Huawei grants the winners an exclusive fully paid trip to the company’s international headquarters in Shenzhen and the chance to meet with the brand’s leadership. They will gain unrivalled exposure to Huawei’s expertise in telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer business, not to mention a priceless cultural experience and knowledge exchange.

“Knowledge transfer and nurturing future ICT talent has always been a core pillar of the Huawei way, and we are thrilled to be able to launch the ICT Skill Competition for that exact reason. 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,” said Fengnan Paul, CEO of Huawei Bahrain office.

Professor Riyad Hamzah, president of University of Bahrain said: “UOB is delighted that our students won the top 5 places in this prestigious national skills competition, it shows the quality of our technology students and why they are so highly regarded by employers. Huawei is global technology player with big ambitions and their Middle East headquarters is in Bahrain and human capital is a key reason for that. We at UOB are delighted to partner with Huawei and this is the start of much more collaboration with a focus on Artificial intelligence and Internet of Things.”

In total, 10,285 students across the Middle East applied for the competition, from which 4,113 were selected to take part in the preliminary rounds. A total of 310 students passed on to the final round and 39 will be travelling to China to compete internationally. The ICT Competition was made possible through the cooperation of 14 ministries across the Middle East. Huawei had four training partners to help prepare students for the rigorous exam. A total of 121 universities took part in total, and 65 participated in the roadshow.

The winners of the international final competition in Huawei Shenzhen Headquarters will receive certificates, trophies, and prizes, in addition to awarding the most outstanding teamwith$30,000 in cash, the next two teams will claim second place and three teams will be awarded third place. The next seven teams will receive Excellence Prizes, while six tutors and five academies will also be recognized with the Excellent Tutor and Best Academy Prizes. – TradeArabia News Service

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