Telecom Lead Asia: Huawei has set up its global ICT
training center in Malaysia.
The first global ICT training centre of its kind outside
of China will position Malaysia as the venue for global professional training
in next generation ICT technologies.
The Chinese telecom equipment maker also signed an
agreement with 10 local universities. Huawei will be setting up of 10 Huawei
University Training Lab (HUTL) under MSC Malaysia MyUniAlliance (Huawei)
program in each of the universities.
The program is aimed at creating interest of students in
the field of next generation ICT technologies, such as Cloud computing, LTE,
fixed broadband, etc, as well as work towards Huawei’s goal of training and
developing 10,000 Malaysian ICT professionals by 2016.
“We at Huawei have come to be inspired and motivated
by the dedication of the Government to head towards a knowledge and innovation
driven economy. We are proud to be able to contribute towards this goal by
developing local talents and positioning Malaysia as a world-class global ICT
training hub, and now with the launch of the MGTC and corporation with the 10
local universities we are set to continue down this road,” said Huawei
Malaysia managing director Dai Jingyue.
Last year, Huawei signed an agreement with the Malaysian
Government to develop 10,000 ICT professionals over a period of five years.
Huawei also introduced the development of the Human
Capital Development Program, which is aimed at boosting the development of
Malaysian talents in the field of ICT.
Under the program, the company has initiated partnerships
with MDeC as a catalyst between universities and industry transition.
The main initiatives include setting up of Huawei
Advanced IP Technology and Optical Communication Labs at the MSC Malaysia
Knowledge Workers Development Centre in Cyberjaya, the development of programs
under the MSC Malaysia MyUniAlliance program that include HUTL,
Train-the-Trainer and curriculum courseware for undergraduate students, the
continuation of the MSC Malaysia Huawei Scholastic Awards and Job Camp for
fresh graduates, and the implementation of the MyProCert certification program
for working professionals.